October 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On October 26th at 6:00 PM, Joseph (Jay) N. Waller, Jr., the Senior Archaeologist and Principal of The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL) will speak at the Portsmouth Historical Society. The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) (www.battleofrhodeisland.org) is committed to researching, documenting, and sharing Rhode Island’s involvement in the American Revolutionary War with particular emphasis on the Rhode Island Campaign and the Revolutionary earthworks on Butts Hill in Portsmouth. Their efforts have drawn the attention of several property owners whose lands are included in the Battle of Rhode Island battlefield. BoRIA volunteers began a forensic study of actions of August 29, 1778, with the generous support of private property owners and the Portsmouth Historical Society. Mr. Waller will discuss battlefield/conflict archaeology and summarize the results and preliminary interpretations of the BoRIA’s investigations at two properties to date.