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GPR Survey of Henry Whitfield State Museum

TerraSearch recently conducted a GPR survey of the Henry Whitfield State Museum grounds and basement in Guilford, Connecticut. The survey was conducted as part of a research grant Braeden Burke, a Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) undergraduate student in the Anthropology Department. The Whitfield House is a stone garrison house built in 1639 for the Puritan Minister Henry Whitfield. The house and property are a National Historic Landmark, and have been actively researched archaeologically over the last several decades, and more recently by SCSU and Dr. William Farley, Associate Professor of Anthropology (Learn about their ongoing excavations here).

Braeden, a student working with Dr. Farley, is researching the water systems at the site, and hoping to locate 17th century cistern and wells on the property. Braeden received the Brian D. Jones grant to conduct his research, engaging TerraSearch for the work. TerraSearch conducted the survey in the areas immediately adjacent to the Whitfield House, as well as in the basement to thoroughly search for any archaeological features, with a special focus on water features.

While the results of the survey are still pending, we are happy to have participated in this undergraduate led research at the Whitfield House and look forward to the results of the survey!