CCT: Archaeological Preserves

Archaeological Preserves

Supported by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), the Historic Preservation Council is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and designation of State Archaeological Preserves (Connecticut General Statutes, Section 10-384). The SHPO staff and Council work in partnership with the Office of the State Archaeologist at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut's archaeological community, concerned citizens and property owners to select and assess significant archaeological resources for in situ conservation through designation as State Archaeological Preserves. To qualify, archaeological resources must be listed on either the National or State Register of Historic Places and possess the concurrence of the owner for private property. State Archaeological Preserves are an important mechanism for protecting Connecticut's archaeological heritage.

Per Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-386-1 to 10-386-5, inclusive, archaeological investigations at designated State Archaeological Preserves require an Archaeological Permit issued by the Commission.

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Connecticut's Archaeological Preserves

1.            Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding and Bethel (1/01)

2.            Axle Shop-Spring Factory Archaeological Site, Hamden (2/01)

3.            Kent Iron Furnace, Kent (3/01)

4.            Newgate Prison and Copper Mine, East Granby (4/01)

5.            Fifth Camp of Rochambeau's Infantry, Bolton (6/01)

6.            Fort Wooster Park, New Haven (7/01)

7.            Fourth Camp of Rochambeau's Army, Windham (12/01)

8.            Small Pox Hospital Rock, Farmington (9/02)

9.            New London Engine House & Turntable, New London (4/03)

10.        Quinebaug River Prehistoric Archaeological District, Canterbury (5/03)

11.        Aunt Polly, East Haddam (5/03)

12.        Cornfield Point Light Ship LV51, Old Saybrook (5/03)

13.        Bridgeport Wood Finishing Company, New Milford (5/03)

14.        John Brown Birthplace, Torrington (8/03)

15.        Air Line Railroad, Colchester and East Hampton (12/03)

16.        Governor Samuel Huntington Homestead, Scotland (2/04)

17.        Cady-Copp House Archaeological Site, Putnam (5/05)

18.        World War II “Hellcat” Sites, Preston (11/05)

19.        Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford (4/06)

20.        Dividend Brook Industrial Archaeological District, Rocky Hill (4/06)

21.        Fort Griswold State Park, Groton (10/06)

22.        Ebenezer Story Homestead & Tavern, Preston (10/06)

23.        Fort Stamford, Stamford (10/06)

24.        New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society Synagogue and Creamery Archaeological Site, Chesterfield (Montville)  (9/07)

25.        Prudence Crandall House Museum, Canterbury (8/08)

26.        LeBeau Fishing Camp & Weir Site, Killingly (8/08)

27.        Lighthouse Site, Barkhamsted (12/08)

28.        CCC Camp Filley, Haddam (12/08)

29.        Pine Island Archaeological Site, Groton

30.        Ash Creek Corduroy Road, Fairfield (3/09)

31.        West Parish Meeting House, Westport (2/10)

32.        Middle Encampment, Redding (08/13)

33.        Charcoal Mound, Barkhamsted (3/15)

34.        The Walt Landgraf Soapstone Quarry, Barkhamsted (4/15)

35.        Gail Borden Condensed Milk Factory Site, Torrington (5/15)

36.        Midway Railroad Roundhouse Archaeological Complex, Groton (6/15)

37.        Nike Missile Site - HA-36, Portland (8/15)

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