Archaeology of the Southeastern Massachusetts

Oct 05, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month and the Mattapoisett Library will host archaeologist Craig Chartier on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chartier is the director and principal archaeologist of the Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project and he will speak about regional archaeology.

This discipline studies people through the physical things they left behind – mostly trash. Hear about the excavation at Taylor Bray Farm in Yarmouth, ongoing since 2011, which has been carried out by volunteers under the supervision of archaeologists. The finds include 10,000-year-old projectiles to a 17th century house site.

Participants of all ages may attend and bring artifacts they may have found in their yard, on a walk in the woods or on the beach, and Chartier will identify them. Already a mastodon tooth was found in Mattapoisett.

Registration for this event is requested by calling 508-758-4171 or emailing Provide the number of people attending and contact information.

The library is located at 7 Barstow St. and is handicapped accessible.