Battlefield Archaeology of King Philip’s War

Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. ZOOM
Battlefield Archaeology of King Philip’s War:
Discoveries at the Site of the Second Battle of Nipsachuck
Dr. Kevin McBride
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut

View the recording of this fascinating lecture on our YouTube channel

King Philips’s War (1675-1676) inflicted greater casualties in proportion to population than any other war in American history. One of the final battles of the war, and the one believed to have effectively ended the Narragansett resistance, took place in North Smithfield on July 3, 1676. For centuries, the exact location of the battle was unknown. Dr. McBride, who led the archaeological investigation of the site, will describe the methods used to discover and identify 17th century battlefield artifacts and discuss the historical significance of the battle. The program will be offered on Zoom. To register, send an e-mail to the museum office at