In 2013, AHS archaeologists conducted major excavations in Marshfield. Two 3,000-year old sites demonstrate extensive exploitation of maritime, riverine and marshland resources by Native Americans. A complete 17th-century earthfast house site was excavated. The house burned down around 1650, as evidenced by recovered artifacts and carbonized food remains. This house is the only single-component house site in Plymouth Colony to be fully excavated by professional archaeologists, and provides a new window into early colonial lifeways.
Admission: Members of the Marshfield Historical Society: $5, Non-Members: $10