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The Roland Robbins Archaeological Collection from the Hancock-Clarke House

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Summary

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 documents provide a breakdown of the collection by artifact type, describe the substantial assemblage of personal adornment artifacts, reconstruct the redware and refined earthenware vessels, and ultimately demonstrate the potential of the assemblage to shed light on a number of historical issues in an underrepresented time and place--rural, inland Massachusetts in the first half of the eighteenth century.


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The Roland Robbins Archaeological Collection from the Hancock-Clarke House. ( tDAR id: 369357) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86W9CJH


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1698 to 1896


Spatial Coverage

min long: -71.278; min lat: 42.399 ; max long: -71.165; max lat: 42.46 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Susan Bennett


Source Collections

The Lexington Historical Society

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Documents

  1. Appendix: Catalog and Vessel Lists-Collections Inventory of the Roland Robbins Archaeological Collection from the Hancock-Clarke House (2009)
  2. Collections Inventory of the Roland Robbins Archaeological Collection from the Hancock-Clarke House, Lexington, Massachusetts (2009)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America