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The Largest Military Archaeology Conference in the U.S.
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center announced today it will host Fields of Conflict, the 10th Biennial International Conference, from Sept. 26-30. Fields of Conflict 2018 is the largest military archaeology conference ever held in the U.S. The acclaimed multidisciplinary event, which this year features speakers from 17 countries and six cont

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Sept. 26-30: Pequot Museum Hosts Fields of Conflict, the 10th Biennial International Conference

 FOC 2018 is the Largest Military Archaeology Conference in the U.S.

 

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - Sept. 5, 2018 - The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center announced today it will host Fields of Conflict, the 10th Biennial International Conference, from Sept. 26-30. Fields of Conflict 2018 is the largest military archaeology conference ever held in the U.S. The acclaimed multidisciplinary event, which this year features speakers from 17 countries and six continents, takes place in a different location every two years.

 

Open to the public, the five-day program is expected to attract more than 200 attendees ranging from historians, educators and military personnel to public health professionals and students. Attendees will participate in an engaging forum led by foremost conflict archaeologists and conflict studies experts in which they will explore methods in battlefield archaeology and preservation, indigenous colonial conflicts and diplomacy, military history, aircraft and maritime archaeology, conflict-related health and trauma, and more.

 

Approximately 90 sessions will span myriad subjects and time periods, ranging from "The Materiality of Roman Battle: Applying Conflict Archaeology Methods to the Roman World," to "Musket Balls from the Boston Massacre - Are They Authentic," and "The Importance of Cultural Preservation During Modern Conflict in the Middle East." A complete program of sessions and special events is available here.

 

"Fields of Conflict 2018 provides a unique opportunity for the public to interact with scholars from around the globe and learn about the latest research on some of the most compelling battlefield archaeology projects studied to date," said Kevin McBride, director of research, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. "It's an honor to provide the venue in which we'll share the newest research techniques, technologies and key findings - and promote further understanding of important global histories."

 

On Fri., Sept. 28, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., battlefield archaeologist and author Daniel M. Sivilich will provide musket ball analysis and book signings for his definitive work, "Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide." With more than 30 years of field experience, Sivilich has authored numerous scholarly and popular articles on Revolutionary War-era historical archaeology. 

 

On Sat., Sept. 29, from 5:30-10:00 p.m., the museum will host the Fields of Conflict Conference banquet dinner with keynote speaker Robert Ballard. Ballard, retired U.S. Navy officer and professor of oceanography at the University of R.I., will discuss his experiences discovering and interpreting the wrecks of the RMS Titanic, battleship Bismarck, aircraft carrier USS Yorktown and John F. Kennedy's PT-109. A Native-inspired banquet dinner will be prepared by renowned Mashpee Wampanoag chef Sherry Pocknett. Banquet tickets are sold separately for $60 and can be purchased online through Sept. 13.

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