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What Lies Beneath: A Look Below Rhode Island’s Historical Burial Grounds
October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Joseph (Jay) N. Waller, Jr., Senior Archaeologist at The Public Archaeology Laboratory, will discuss the unseen world lying beneath the slate and marble gravestones of our historic burying places. Drawing from archaeological projects in Rhode Island, he will discuss nineteenth century burial practices and provide examples of common artifacts recovered from historic graves. He also will highlight a recent project in which archaeologists, with private landowner support, identified and relocated internments from a formerly ‘lost’ historic burial ground. This event is organized by the South County History Center in partnership with Kingston Free Library, with funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. This event is included in the October 2017 Rhode Island Archaeology Month Program.
Location: Kingston Free Library’s Potter Hall, 2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston