MAS has played a key role in regional archaeology since its formation, and is one of the oldest and most established avocational and professional groups in archaeology in the US:

Since 1939, the MAS has studied the people whose cultural legacy is within the lands we walk upon today.

MAS stimulates the study of archaeology and Native American cultural history, especially in Massachusetts, and se5rves as a bond among all students of archaeology.

The MAS fosters public understanding through educational programs and publications, and promotes scientific research, careful, well-directed archaeological activity, conservation of sites, data, and artifacts, and seeks to prevent collection of specimens for commercial purposes.

Their web site is here.


  1. #1 Mary
    February 26, 2008

    Kayaking and archaeology? Wicked cool, as we say heah.

    I was just up in Salem this weekend enjoying some local history and artifacts. But mostly from inside the PEM.