Archaeology at Parker’s Revenge

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Archaeology at Parker’s Revenge
Meg Watters
President, Visual Environment Solutions, LLC
December 9, 2015

On April 19, 1775, a fight later known as Parker’s Revenge broke out between the Lexington Militia, led by Captain John Parker, and the British, who were retreating to Boston after the Battles of Lexington and Concord. While the skirmish was mentioned in primary sources from the time, little is known about details such as where the battle actually took place and what tactics were used. Dr. Watters shares how new archaeological methods are helping to reconstruct the action that took place on the first day of the Revolutionary War. This endeavor was funded in part by Campaign 1776, a project of the American Battlefield Trust, with support from the American Revolution Institute.

Video courtesy of the American Battlefield Trust