The Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Massachusetts Boston supports a wide range of interdisciplinary archaeological research, applied public archaeology projects, and educational programs for students. As part of a public university, the Center maintains a program of regional archaeology, emphasizing research that meets the needs of cities, towns, and preservation organizations through careful archaeological fieldwork and detailed laboratory analysis. Center staff members have expertise in artifact analysis and conservation, remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applications, and the analysis of plant and animal remains from archaeological contexts.
The Center emphasizes projects that
• identify, preserve, and interpret significant sites and artifact collections;
• encourage interdisciplinary collaboration in the study of cultural and environmental history; and
• promote the cultural heritage of the towns and cities of Massachusetts and New England.
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