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Findings from the Archaeology Field School, October 13, 2019

Two volunteers dig in the garden at the Emily Dickinson Museum4:30PM-5:45PM at the Emily Dickinson Museum Homestead

On October 13, view Emily Dickinson’s world through the eyes of an archaeologist. Join us for a presentation at the Emily Dickinson Museum by the faculty and students of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Archaeological Field School as they share their findings from their work at the Emily Dickinson Museum. Students will highlight pivotal discoveries that shed new light on the archaeological underpinnings of the Dickinson home. Find out firsthand how archaeology informs the Museum’s preservation and restoration projects!

This program is free and open to the public, and is offered as part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month.

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Tour the Archaeology Field School, June 1 & 15, 2019

Our archaeology students have been hard at work at the Emily Dickinson Museum! Come tour their dig sites and see their discoveries first hand on June 1 at 10:30AM and June 15 at 1PM. In past years, visitors have received a close up look at remains of plants that once grew in the gardens, buried paths, water pipes, bed borders, and other garden infrastructure that existed when Emily Dickinson was alive. This year, see the hard work of our Archaeology Field School students as they continue to delineate the archaeological footprint of the Dickinson home.