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Archaeology follows the trail of human history and culture wherever on Earth it occurred. We often hear about archaeologists who visit deep jungles, harsh deserts, and sometimes the (surprisingly exotic) landscapes of the Massachusetts woodlands! Have you ever considered, though, the adventure involved in studying the past under water? In MAS' Massasoit Chapter Fall Lecture Series, you can hear the stories of three experts who have explored the depths of history that lie in the ocean depths! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ancient technology is fascinating, and experimental archaeology aims to study this in a (really fun) hands-on format. You can do your own experimental archaeology this Saturday at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Andover during their annual Atl Atl Day! Learn how to throw an atl-atl, a spear thrower that, for thousands of years, has been used all over the world. Sponsored by the Northeast Chapter of the MAS. ... See MoreSee Less

Newly added! The Eugene Winter Chapter of Mass Archaeological Society will be hosting an Atlatl activity at the homestead. Atlatl is an ancient spear-throwing stick used for hunting. Come give it a ...

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The MAS is having a blast at this year's Middleborough Krazy Days festival!! Come join us and learn how to grind corn, use a bow drill, and check out our unique gifts for sale! The Robbins Museum is open FREE OF ADMISSION tomorrow for the second day of Krazy Days, so come visit us and explore New England's Native history and culture! ... See MoreSee Less

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More exciting news from Jamestown! Accompanying one of four graves recently found in Jamestown was a small silver box. Opening the box might have severely damaged it, so the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeology team sent it to Pennsylvania to be scanned with "Sky Scan." The technology available to (literally!) reconstruct the past is fantastic for archaeology and historic preservation. ... See MoreSee Less

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