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Massachusetts Bay



An archaeologist screens soil on Spectacle Island.

Archaeologists found abundant evidence of Native American activities at the archaeological site on Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor. The island, once a dumping ground for Boston's trash, was slated to be capped with fill from the Ted Williams Tunnel. Before capping began archaeologists had a final chance to find what clues to the past Spectacle Island held. They excavated a variety of cultural material, including projectile points, bone tools and pendants, pottery fragments, nuts, mammal and fish bones, and stone tools.


Two views of the Native American Display

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