Digging at the Dickinsons': Findings from the 2018 Field School in Historical Archaeology

Monday, October 1, 2018

6:30PM at the Emily Dickinson Museum

View Emily Dickinson’s world through the eyes of an archaeologist during this presentation at the Museum. Faculty and members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst archaeological field school will present findings from their work on the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum in the summer of 2018. Their work sheds new light on the location of a former Dickinson family barn and well. Archaeobotany research-- a special branch of archaeology studying plant remains in the soil--began at the Museum in 2017 and has continued in 2018. See firsthand how archaeology informs the Museum’s preservation and restoration projects! 

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

About the archaeologists:

Dr. Eric Johnson is Director of Archaeological Services at UMASS Amherst and a lecturer in the Anthropology department. 

 Dr. Kerry Lynch is a project archaeologist with the UMASS Archaeological Services, specialising in underwater archaeology. 

Julie Woods, M.A. is laboratory supervisor with UMASS Archaeological Services.

About Massachusetts Archaeology Month:

Begun in 1992 as Archaeology Week, Massachusetts Archaeology Month is a month-long celebration of archaeology in Massachusetts and around the world. Museums, libraries, archaeologists, and many more people and institutions join in hosting exhibits, lectures, walks, and events for adults, children, and teachers.