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University of Massachusetts, Boston (Boston, MA 02125-3300)
Christa Beranek (Project Director: July 2017 to present)

Digitizing Plimoth Plantation’s 17th-Century Historical Archaeology Collections

Cataloging, digitization, and creation of access to the archaeological collections connected to the early colonists of Plimoth Plantation.  Focusing on historical artifacts from four key sites, the project would encompass field notes, plans, drawings, and photos associated with the excavations that took place between 1940 and 1972.  Materials would be made accessible for the public, teachers, students, and scholars via an online database and finding aids.

Project fields:
Archaeology; Public History

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$181,000 (approved)
$181,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 4/30/2021