M.A.S. fosters public under-standing through educational programs and publications, and promotes scientific research; careful, well-directed archaeological activity; conservation of sites, data, and artifacts; and seeks to prevent the collection of specimens for commercial purposes.
Join members of the Gene Winter Chapter based in #Andover at the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology for their next #FREE #archaeology lecture on Tuesday, JAN 21. The program topic: a discussion of 19th century sex work and the implications for studying the history of prostitution through material culture and historical documents. Details below! #history #Massachusetts ... See MoreSee Less
Sending our thanks out to the The Society for Historical Archaeology and annual conference chairs Joe Bagley City of Boston Archaeology Program and Jen Poulson Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for their tremendous efforts in making the recent Revolution 2020 conference in Boston a great one! MAS also sends a huge thank you to conference committee members Vic Mastone (ret., Mass Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources), Lindsay Randall Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Ellen Berkland @MassDCR, and the many other local archaeologists who worked to make #SHA2020 so successful. The MAS team really enjoyed being a part of the conference, book room, and especially the Family Fun with Archaeology event. Thrilled to hang out at Saturday's archaeology fair with friends from Museum of Science, Boston, Plimoth Plantation, Gray & Pape, Inc., @CapeCodMuseumofNaturalHistory, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Archaeological Institute of America, Northeast Museum Services Center, Barbara Donahue of Donahue Consulting, Leominster, MA, Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (CT), Hurstwic, Epoch Preservation, the Indigenous Resource Collaborative, and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Thanks again! #Massachsuetts #archaeology #history #culture #digMass ... See MoreSee Less
Before you head up to the Archaeology Fair at the Copley Boston Public Library this weekend, swing by the Robbins Museum in Middleborough for an engaging talk by Craig Chartier of Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project PARP on Wednesday, January 8. Hear the talk, chat with some archaeologists, and check out the collections on display. Details below! #science #history #archaeology #Massachusetts ... See MoreSee Less
Got archaeology? WE DO! Join us for a FREE FAMILY event at the Boston Public Library on Saturday, January 11 to get your hands on some science and culture. Raffles and prizes, too! Open to the public from 10am to 2pm for FREE! The MAS and more than 15 other museums, nonprofits, and cultural resource management firms welcome you to the world of archaeology! ... See MoreSee Less