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Archaeology

We promote and preserve Boston's many archaeological resources through curation, excavation, and education.

The City Archaeology Program was founded in 1983 to protect Boston's irreplaceable archaeological resources. Boston has hundreds of known archaeological sites within the City's borders. Our City archaeologist, Joe Bagley, curates the archaeological collections at the City’s Archaeology Laboratory. He acts as the review and compliance agent for below-ground cultural resources in the City. Bagley also educates the public in archaeology through a number of City programs, and manages Rainsford Island, one of the City’s most important historical holdings.

Please make an appointment if you plan to meet with us. Learn more about our lab's location at 201 Rivermoor Street.

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Contact
201 Rivermoor Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Inside a dig

Take a look at how the City Archaeologist conducts a dig — from start to finish.

Learn about our digs

News and announcements

First Church Archaeological Dig

In the dirt with the City Archaeologist

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Studying artifacts from the Pierce-Hichborn House

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Uncovering Boston's past

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