From Pewter to Pottery: The Archaeology of Boston's Colonial Craftspeople

FRI, FEB 6, 2015 (38:50)

What can archaeology teach us about the historical arts and crafts of our city? Learn from Boston City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, who will offer an overview of the city’s archaeological collections as a rich source of data, then explore in depth what archaeological research has revealed about two mid-18th-century Boston professional craftspeople - Grace Parker, who had a redware ceramic business, and John Carnes, who ran a pewter workshop.

+ BIO: Joseph Bagley

City Archaeologist Joe Bagley has been a professional archaeologist since 2002. As City Archaeologist, Joe Bagley curates the 31 and counting archaeological collections currently housed at the City Archaeology Laboratory at 201 Rivermoor St. in West Roxbury, acts as the review and compliance agent for below-ground cultural resources in the city, educates the public in archaeology through a number of city programs, and manages Rainsford Island, one of the City’s most important historical holdings. With a decade of archaeological fieldwork on Native American and Historic archaeological sites throughout New England and years of dedicated research on the archaeology of Boston, Joe brings an expert knowledge of the entire human history of Boston to the City Archaeology Program.

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