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Sugar Loaf



After we got off the plane, we took a quick site visit to then Northern Site of Sugar Loaf.  From left to right, Mark, Brian, Ken, Doug, & Kat explore on of the earthen terraces or platforms where the enslaved laborers lived.

Author: John Steinberg

Dr. John Steinberg has been a Research Scientist at the Fiske Center since 2006. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1997. Before coming to UMass Boston, John taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge. He is interested in the economic problems of colonization, both in New England and across the North Atlantic. He uses GIS and shallow geophysics to study settlement patterns to understand broad trends over the landscape. In addition to John's New England work, he has been studying the settlement patterns of Viking Age Iceland. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.


  1. Hello to everyone. Looks like there will be a lot of roots! Good luck.

  2. I’m with Rita! Have tons of fun!!

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