Archaeology in Major Cities: Boston’s City Archaeology Program

Guest: Joe Bagley

Joe Bagley received a Bachelors of Arts in Archaeology from Boston University and Masters of Arts in Historical Archaeology from UMass Boston. He has conducted archaeological surveys throughout the east cast from Native burial recoveries in the Florida Everglades to historic farmsteads in northern Maine. Joe is the fourth Boston City Archaeologist in 30 years and runs the City Archaeology Program along with a team of dedicated volunteers from City Hall and the City Archaeology Lab in West Roxbury. Along with his wife, Joe is a live-in caretaker of the Dorchester Historical Society’s 1806 William Clapp House. Joe is in the process of completing a new book through the University Press New England titled “A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts” which should be released in 2015.


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