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Revisiting Snowtown: The Archaeology of the North Shore Site in Providence

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Old State House
150 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States

Join Heather Olson, archaeology laboratory manager at The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., for a discussion of the Providence Cove Lands Project; a large-scale archaeological excavation undertaken in Providence during the early 1980s. Her presentation will describe the original excavations and the recent cataloging and curation efforts that preserve the approximately 150,000-artifact collection. In addition, Ms. Olson will discuss the history and archaeology of the North Shore Site, focusing on the 19th- century working class residents of Providence’s Snowtown and the later Gaspee Street neighborhoods.

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October 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Heather Olson


Old State House
150 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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