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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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November 19th 2014:Archaeology in Major Cities: Boston's City Archaeology Program

Archaeology in major cities can serve a supportive role in the development of the city as well as making accessible its archaeological heritage. This week we delve into the City Archaeology Program in Boston with City Archaeologist Joe Bagley. The City of Boston has a large archaeological collection and this week’s episode touches on the history of the city’s archaeological program and the curation of its surfeit of materials. Our episode will discuss some of the artifacts and history of Boston and what archaeology of a major city entails.

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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 Ne
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