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Archaeology publications

Staff of the City of Boston Archaeology Program publish books and papers on their work in Boston.

Our books are available in bookstores, online, and through the Boston Public Library. Find your local bookstore 

To schedule a book or author event, contact us at archaeology@boston.gov

Still have questions? Contact:
Archaeology
201 Rivermoor Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Book Events

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Here are some upcoming events for Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them. Follow the links to register for each event and see you soon!

Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them can be purchased online or in retail bookstores.

To schedule a book event, email us at archaeology@boston.gov

"Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them" by Joe Bagley

Books

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"Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them" by Joe Bagley

'Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them', By Joseph Bagley, 2021

The book was published by Brandeis University Press. Many 17th- and 18th-century houses survive in Boston. The 50 buildings featured in this book all pre-date 1795. This book features full-color images of the houses, historic photos, and maps. Perfect for history lovers, architectural enthusiasts, and tourists alike. Author proceeds benefit the City's preservation outreach and education efforts.

Boston's oldest buildings book sample

"A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts" by Joe Bagley

'A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts', by Joseph Bagley, 2016

This book was published by University Press of New England. History is right under our feet; we need to dig a little to find it. City Archaeologist Joe Bagley uses artifacts to tell the history of Boston. This book features full-color images of each artifact with vivid descriptions, artwork, and maps. Author proceeds benefit the City of Boston Archaeology Program.

Book sample A History of Boston in 50 artifacts

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