Small Finds, items of personal adornment, hygiene (Other Keyword)
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This document contains the catalog lists of identified ceramic vessels and artifacts, as well as records of glass artifacts, nails and fasteners, smoking pipes, and all other materials found in the Roland Robbins collection from the six cellar holes associated with the Hancock-Clarke House site in Lexington, MA.
Collections Inventory of the Roland Robbins Archaeological Collection from the Hancock-Clarke House, Lexington, Massachusetts (2009)
The Hancock-Clarke House in Lexington, Massachusetts, was home to the town’s 18th-century ministers and their families. In order to preserve the house, the Lexington Historical Society purchased it and moved it across the street in 1896. In the 1960s, they acquired the house’s original site and arranged for excavations by Roland Robbins prior to moving the house back to its traditional location. Robbins relocated the foundation of the house and also discovered four previously unknown cellar...
The Roland Robbins Archaeological Collection from the Hancock-Clarke House
Between 2008 and 2009, the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Massachusetts Boston cataloged an extensive assemblage of artifacts recovered by Roland Robbins during excavations undertaken at the Hancock-Clarke House in Lexington, Massachusetts during the 1960's. The collection includes nearly 12,000 artifacts from six cellar holes associated with the original house site spanning the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. The two associated...