Archaeology in a Revolutionary Town: Multi-Temporal Heritage Narratives at the McGrath Farm, Concord, Massachusetts

Summary

The town of Concord, Massachusetts played a critical role in the American Revolutionary War and will forever be linked to this momentous military conflict. While this connection is understandable, Concord has a rich history of indigenous, European, and American life dating back thousands of years. The McGrath Farm site is an excellent example of this complicated and storied past. Once a portion of a farm owned by prominent Revolutionary War figure Col. James Barrett, the McGrath Farm reflects many components of Concord's complex history in its role as a site of indigenous settlement, railroad development, Irish immigrant agriculture, and World War II German P.O.W. labor. Archaeology at the McGrath Farm offers the opportunity to build on the existing Barrett family narrative while contributing new stories to Concord's diverse, multi-temporal cultural heritage.

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Archaeology in a Revolutionary Town: Multi-Temporal Heritage Narratives at the McGrath Farm, Concord, Massachusetts. Travis G. Parno, Andrew J. Koh, Sarah Schofield-Mansur. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434678)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 225