This list compiles both the sources used to create this site, as well as links to helpful resources for teachers and researchers

This list will be updated as new resources are found.

 

Resources for K-12 educators

Follow up Questions for Shawmut Project
(Coming very soon!) List of discussion questions geared towards various age groups.

Ancient Fishweir Curriculum
Working in concert with Native American education specialists and archeologists, we are coordinating with Boston Public School teachers to expand upon our current curriculum around early inhabitants and their culture. Students from our partner schools have worked with us to prepare educational graphics for the site and informational brochures to be available during the Fishweir Building Event.

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Anthropology on the Internet for Grades K-12

The Archaeology Channel

Archaeology Education Outreach

Archaeological Institute of America Education Pages

ASOR: American Schools for Oriental Research (Middle & Near Eastern Archaeology)

Lesson Plans from Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, CO

Discoveryschool.com - search on archaeology

Forensic Detectives: Archaeologists at Work

Friends of Pine Hawk

A website about the Pine Hawk Site in Acton, MA created by the Acton Public Schools to supplement the 4th grade curriculum

Historic Jamestowne

Independence National Park (National Park Service) (pdf)

Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education

M.A.T.R.I.X.: Making Archaeology Teaching Relevant in the XXI Century
Designed for college professors and professional archaeologist, but full of ideas that may be adapted for your classroom

National Museum of Natural History Anthropology Outreach

National Park Service: Teaching with Historic Places

The Object of History from the National Museum of American History

Smithsonian for Educators

Society for American Archaeology Resources for Educators

Educational Materials from the SAA

Sampler

Archaeology for Educators

The Stone Wall Initiative -- Lesson plans

What Artifacts Reveal about the Past

You Be the Historian

 

What Is Archaeology?

Wikipedia article on Archaeology

Archaeological Institute of America
Aims to support archaeological research and publication and protect the world's cultural heritage.

Society of Archaeology
A professional organization dedicated to ensuring the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.

 

Boston Archaeological Timeline

City Archaeology Program
Today, the Environment Department's City Archaeologist manages the archaeological remains located on public land in Boston, and over 27 collections of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held by the City. The City Archaeologist is also committed to public outreach and education in archaeology for Boston city schoolchildren and the public.

Prudential Tower Wikipedia Article
2nd tallest building in Boston

 

Shawmut Archaeology Map

Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC)
Site maps, site forms, and Cultural Resource Management reports on file for qualified researchers

 

Frog Pond Site

2007 Bagley, Joseph. A Prehistory of Boston Common. Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society VOL 68 (1). Link to PDF

2006 Bagley, Joseph Life on the Frog Pond: A Prehistory of Boston Common. 80 pages. Report on file, MHC, Boston

2004 Cherau, Suzanne G and Kristen Heitert, Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey MBTA Silver Line Phase III Project, Boston Common Area. PAL, Pawtucket, RI. Report on file, MHC, Boston

 

Block 79 Site

2007 Bagley, Joseph. A Prehistory of Boston Common. Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society VOL 68 (1). Link to PDF

2006 Bagley, Joseph Life on the Frog Pond: A Prehistory of Boston Common. 80 pages. Report on file, MHC, Boston

2004 Cherau, Suzanne G and Kristen Heitert, Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey MBTA Silver Line Phase III Project, Boston Common Area. PAL, Pawtucket, RI. Report on file, MHC, Boston

 

Boylston Fishweirs

Ancient Fishweir Project
The Ancient Fishweir Project brings together Boston Public School children with public artist Ross Miller, local artists, archeologists, educators and Native Americans to recreate a replica of an ancient fishweir on the Charles Street side of the Boston Common.

Changing Shoreline and location of Weirs

Boston DIG article on Fishweir (PDF)

1913 Boston Transit Commission Annual Report

Decima, Elana B and Dena F. Dincauze, The Boston Back Bay Fish Weirs (PDF)

Radiocarbon-Dated Pollen and Sediment Records From Near the Boylston Street Fishweir Site in Boston, Massachusetts
Quaternary Research 41 (1994), University of Washington.
Paige E. Newby and Thompson Webb III

 

Spectacle Island

Jones, Donald G.
1988 Intensive Archaeological Survey of Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor. 190 pages. Report on file. MHC, Boston.

McHargue, Georgess
1996 Seashells, Seashells, By the Seashore, The Story of the Spectcle Island Archaeological Site.
36 pages. Report on file. MHC, Boston

Edens, Christopher M. and Robert G. Kingsley
1998 The Spectacle Island Site: Middle to Late Woodland Adaptations in Boston Harbor, Suffolk
County, Massachusetts, Central Artery/Tunnel Project, Boston Massachusetts. Two Volumes. 477
pages total. Report on file. MHC, Boston

 

Massachusett Oral History

Wampanoag Indians- History, Culture, and Heritage
Boston Children's Museum and Wampanoag Indian Advisors jointly offer this website to help educators present the history of Wampanoag people with accuracy and respect.

Gill Solomon, Sachem of the Massachusett speaks on the Fishweir
Ancient Fishweir Project

 

Governor Winthrop Journal

 

 

 

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