Archaeology Month

Every October we celebrate archaeology at Plimoth Plantation- the discipline that is at the core of our Museum and was the passion of our founder, Harry Hornblower II. Join us this season and learn how old things help us make new discoveries!

Dig Into Archaeology (Fridays)

Dates: October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: Plimoth Plantation Visitor Center
Fee: Free for members, $8 non-members (similar to Lunch and Learn)?

“Dig Into Archaeology” with Plimoth Plantation during our month-long series. Join us Friday afternoons during archaeology month as we welcome a lineup of lively, unique guest speakers from the archaeology field.

Plymouth After Dark: Colonial Six

Date: Friday October 20
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Fee: members and students $5, non-members $8
Location: Plimoth Plantation Visitor Center

Join us for an exclusive viewing of the documentary film “Colonial Six.” The film is footage of the Plimoth Plantation 1966 archaeological dig conducted by Dr. James Deetz. Following the brief film, our curator, Dr. Kathryn Ness, will present artifacts from the Plimoth Plantation collection and discuss how they influence the Museum’s educational mission.

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International Archaeology Day

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: Scheduled events throughout the day
Location: Plimoth Plantation Craft Center
Fee: Free with Museum Admission; materials fee applies to some children's crafts

Celebrate International Archaeology Day with Plimoth Plantation. Purchase a reproduction artifact to paint and take home. Listen to curator Dr. Kathryn Ness discuss the artifacts we have in our collection during "Pieces of the Past" and see them close-up. Throughout the day there will be a variety of archaeology-related children's activities including stories, coloring pages, and crafts.