Deadline extended to February 14! There's still time to join the crew!
The Walhain-St-Paul Program is recruiting both undergrad and grad students for the 2018 season of Eastern Illinois University's Summer Archaeology in Belgium Program! The dates are June 30-July 28, 2018.
Archaology Field School on Smith's Island, Bermuda
Sponsored by the University of Rochester
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
Spend four weeks learning about archaeology and history in Great Britain's oldest colony! Live in a 400-year-old town (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) and commute to work by boat. Prior archaeological experience or knowledge of early American history is not required, nor do you need to be an archaology, anthropology or history major.
It seems the first Middlebrook encampment was important but not a turning point in the war. The description suggests it could, perhaps should, be seen that way. Not sure which "events of this encampment led to the British forces abandoning their New Jersey campaign in June, 1777." The war's first major land battle, the Battle of Monmouth, happened a year later, after the British abandoned Philadelphia the next year. It seems likely that capturing the rebel capital city, our largest seaport, enticed Howe; that he was pulled by that treasure not repulsed by Middlebrook.