The Archaeology of Dorchester at Historical Society
In honor of the 21st annual state-wide archaeology month, City Archaeologist, Joe Bagley, will be presenting eight free events throughout the city. This year’s focus will be the city’s many diverse and dynamic neighborhoods.
Events will be held in many neighborhoods including Charlestown, North End, Dorchester, Roxbury, and West Roxbury--- each catered to the archaeological story of the local area. The kickoff event will be held at the Boston Public Library on October 9th with a overall-story of the city’s archaeological heritage, the story of the City Archaeology Program, and the importance of archaeology in today’s world.
Event dates, descriptions, and locations below:
October 21: The Archaeology of Dorchester. Sites include the Blake House, Savin Hill, and numerous other historic houses and Native American sites. Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston St., Dorchester. FREE 2 p.m.
October 19 & 20: Archaeology Fair. Join DOZENS of archaeologists and archaeological groups in the Boston area for two days of archaeological fun. Event is hosted by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Museum of Science. Regular museum admissions apply. Museum of Science, Boston
October 22: Walking Tour: The Archaeology of the North End. As we journey from Faneuil Hall to the Paul Revere house, we will explore some of the most important archaeological sites in the city. Faneuil Hall, meet in front of Samuel Adams statue. FREE 11 a.m. to noon
October 25: Open House: City Archaeology Laboratory. Come visit the City Archaeology Lab, see how we process artifacts, organize collections, and display artifacts! City Archaeology Laboratory, 201 Rivermoor St. West Roxbury. FREE 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 29: The Archaeology of Roxbury. Explore 7,500 year history of the place we now call Roxbury including Revolutionary War sites, Native American sites, and the industry of the neighborhood. Haley House Bakery, 12 Dade St., Roxbury. FREE 6 p.m.
October 30: The Archaeology Roslindale, JP, West Roxbury, and Hyde Park. Lecture includes Native American and historic archaeological sites from Brook Farm, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park, among others. City Archaeology Laboratory, 201 Rivermoor St. West Roxbury. FREE 3 p.m.
For a complete list of archaeology events throughout the state, including the events above, visit the official 2012 Archaeology Month website and calendar of events: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcarch/arch_month/archidx.htm