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Finding Newtown: The Archaeology of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Join us for this free history presentation.

In 1779, General George Washington ordered a campaign driving the British allied Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) from their homes in present-day New York. The resulting Sullivan-Clinton Campaign dramatically impacted the Haudenosaunee communities, impacting the rest of the war in the Northeast and shaping the colonizer’s relations with Native American populations. This talk presents the history of the campaign and the archaeology of the campaign’s most noteworthy battles- Newtown and Chemung.

Where: Zoom

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b4HDNlJvRsKwC6QDJjQqZg

Michael Jacobson holds a doctorate and MA in anthropology from Binghamton University and a BA in anthropology from Fort Lewis College in Colorado. His research interests include the archaeology of conflict and landscape archaeology. He formerly worked at the Public Archaeology Facility, where he established a research program supported by the National Park Service for studying and preserving New York’s Revolutionary War battlefields.

Roberson recognizes it sits on the ancestral homeland of the Onondaga Nation, which is part of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, comprising six nations. We extend our respect and gratitude to them as the past, present, and future stewards of this land, and are honored to display the contributions this nation and its people have made and continue to make to art, history, and science.

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January 12
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Roberson Museum and Science Center


Roberson Museum
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.