Archaeology month is drawing to a close, but don’t fear, there are many events to attend, all over the U.S. For example:
In the Boston area, there are talks, walks, and open houses in the Roxbury area (if you want to see footage of excavation in Roxbury, watch an old but well-done documentary called “Other People’s Garbage” which includes other projects in Massachusetts as well as California and Georgia. A short video excerpt is available on youtube).
(A still shot from the film, showing excavation at Harvard Gate, Cambridge MA)
Remaining archaeology month happenings near Boston include:
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.
Look for a schedule of events for your local area/state.