In 2015, Michael R. Derderian graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in History and minor in Anthropology. In 2017, he earned a MA in Diplomacy and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University. Michael is employed at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. As for fieldwork, Michael has worked as an archeologist technician and researcher, conducting battlefield archeology surveys on various Colonial and early Republic wars, including: the Battle of Nipsachuck, the Raid on Essex, the siege of Saybrook’s Fort, and the English retreat and counter-attack on Mystic Fort. Michael is currently working in western Massachusetts on the Battle of Turner Falls battlefield.