The Wapanucket Room

 

Named in honor of the archaeological site in Middleborough, MA that was excavated by the

MAS from 1950 to 1982. This spectacular location was inhabited from the Paleo times (over 9,000 years ago) to the contact period.

Displays include:

  • Some of the more than 14,000 artifacts that were recovered from the site.
  • Locus diagrams displaying the arrangements of features uncovered by the excavators.
  • A diorama of a village at Wapanucket that was inhabited 4,300 years ago.
  • Objects sculpted from steatite (soapstone.
  • Pottery.
  • Artifacts from collections gathered in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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