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Archaeology Findings Presentation at Pardee-Morris House

New Haven,Conn. (June 23, 2022)— A team from Public Archaeology Survey Team, Inc. will offer an informal presentation about the results of the archaeological survey undertaken at the Pardee-Morris House (PMH) in 2021. The free presentation will be at PMH on Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m.

Mary Guillette Harper and Ross Harper will discuss the background history of the house, the purpose of the archaeology, the findings and what they mean, and how the findings will serve as a planning tool for the museum. An assortment of 18th- and 19th-century artifacts found during the archaeological survey will be on hand, as well as historical maps and graphics to illustrate the patterning of artifacts in relation to PMH.

Mary Harper notes that among some of the many interesting artifacts they found are sherds from a fine English trail-decorated, coggled-rim, yellow-slipware baking dish, (ca. 1730-1780), a rim sherd of 18th-century blue decorated Chinese porcelain, and a mid- section of an 18th-century clear-stemware drinking glass.

New Haven Museum received support for this project from the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development with funds from the Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut. The New Haven Museum thanks its community partners: WSHU 91.1 FM, Avangrid/UI Lighting Up the Arts, The Howard Gilman Foundation, and Alder Salvatore E. DeCola for supporting the 2022 summer season.

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