Chatham’s Archaeological Digs: Sunday Lecture

On: June 23, 2019 at 2 pm

At: Atwood House & Museum – Home of the Chatham Historical Society

347 Stage Harbor Road; Chatham, MA  02633


Historians often piece together the past through word of mouth and documents, assembling whatever resources are available to bring accuracy to the stories.  Archaeologists literally dig deep excavating layers of history and time, providing additional insight into the past. This lecture will be focusing around archaeological digs that have been done in Chatham, including the excavation that was done underneath the Old Atwood House in 2017. This lecture will enhance and compliment one the Atwood’s new exhibits called Chatham Digs, a look into the dig that Craig Chartier conducted here at the Museum.


June’s lecturer will be the well-known and esteemed archaeologist Craig Chartier. For over 20 years, Chartier has been active in the New England archaeology scene. He spent years working for various cultural resource management companies and museums. Chartier eventually left these to follow his passion for 17th century archaeology and public education. He went on to found the Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project. Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project provides professional archaeological, educational, and research services for both the public and private sector throughout New England.


Tickets are available at the door.  Doors open at 1:15 pm and seating is limited.

Admission: $10, Members are Free