The City of Boston Archaeology Laboratory has announced that it will have an Open House on Friday, 1 October, from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. That day kicks off Massachusetts Archaeology Month, and the announcement notes another milestone:
After all the digging is done, come see where the artifacts are processed and catalogued. The Archaeology Lab is home to millions of artifacts that illuminate Boston’s history. Please stop by to see the collections and thank Boston’s City Archaeologist, Ellen Berkland, on her fifteen years of dedicated service…and congratulate her as she moves on to her new position as Staff Archaeologist with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.Here’s a 2004 interview with Berkland, and here are recordings of her presentations on the Forum Network. And click on the photo above to go to a Boston University article about urban archeology.
The Archaeology Lab is at 152 North Street in the North End, in the basement of the “brick, gold-domed building between the entrance to the Callahan Tunnel and the exit of the Sumner Tunnel.”