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For Immediate Release
August 13, 2014
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
(860) 246-1553 ext. 116
State Archaeologist, Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, has been excavating in Connecticut for over 30 years. On Wednesday August 20, the eve of his retirement, Dr. Bellantoni will sit down for a special conversation with the Connecticut Network’s (CT-N) Diane Smith to reflect on the most amazing moments of his fascinating career and his role in preserving the state’s archaeological treasures. Among the many highlights of Dr. Bellantoni’s career was his involvement with the repatriation of Native American remains and the examination of a skull fragment that was claimed to be Adolf Hitler’s.
This free event, which is co-sponsored with Connecticut Humanities, starts at Noon and is open to the public.
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