By Lisa Hassler
After seeing the archaeological dig at the Autumn Gathering at the Nye Homestead, I was curious to find out what lies lurking under the grass in my own back yard. I contacted Craig Chartier of Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project in New Bedford who had performed the dig at the Nye Homestead.
Craig marked out a 1 meter square test pit fairly close to the back of the house. I was hoping he would find physical evidence that the house dates to the late 1820’s or early 1830’s. I live in Jarvesville which is a charming historic neighborhood of homes where workers of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Factory settled in the 1800’s after the factory opened.