Exploration of the Beman Triangle Continues

Sarah Croucher, assistant professor of archaeology, is leading archaeology students and volunteers in excavating at the Beman Triangle, a historic African American community in the area of Cross St., Vine St. and Knowles Ave. The excavation, begun in spring 2012, thus far has uncovered artifacts suggesting that some residents in the 19th century were making their own medication, according to a story in The Hartford Courant.

The public is invited to come learn about the project or participate in the excavation on Saturday, June 15.

Croucher is also assistant professor of anthropology and feminist, gender and sexuality studies.