Issues in Underwater Archaeology, Connecticut Office of State Archaeology
Timbers from the Brownstone Schooner, Westport, CT When most people think of archaeology, they think of excavation below ground. However, with Connecticut's extensive coast and inland lakes, much of the state's archaeological heritage lies undiscovered beneath the water. In recognition of the importance of these resources, the Office of State Archaeology and the State Historic Preservation Office are striving to develop a cooperative relationship with divers, coastal residents, maritime historians, amateur archaeologists, fishermen and the interested public to identify and protect Connecticut's underwater resources. This web page has been developed to allow you to participate in this joint effort.
Bottles excavated from the Bank Street Site
Cup excavated from the Bank Street Site
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn
Long Island Sound License Plate Fund
This site was made possible by a grant from the Long Island Sound License Plate Program at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection