The Massachusetts Archaeological Society (MAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and studying the archaeological heritage of Massachusetts. 

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In 2014 the

is celebrating its
75 birthday!

Read the 25th Birthday edition of the Bulletin.
Read the 50th Birthday edition of the Bulletin.



The Fall 2014 MAS Newsletter is now available.

Click here



New England archaeology
has lost a towering figure
and a friend.
Eugene C. Winter, Jr.
1927 – 2014


(More about Gene)

                    (The Eugene Winter Fund)


Visit the
Robbins Museum of Archaeology


From 10/1 to 12/31/14 two new exhibits

will be on display:

 Davis Farms and the Ed Rose Collection.

Participate in the

Museum Display Case Sponsorship Program

Recent Open House at the Robbins
Honors Sponsors


The Legacy of Elizabeth Alden Little
This Memorial Volume honoring Elizabeth (Betty) Little is a "Festschrift" of chapters written by archaeologists who knew Betty and were influenced by her during her lifetime. It is available at the Robbins Museum Store and also on the MAS Online Store.

Click for Highlights, Chapter Titles.


 The Massachusetts Archaeological Society (MAS) stimulates the study of archaeology and Native American cultural history, especially in Massachusetts, and serves 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.

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


Over the past half century, MAS has:

  • Excavated many sites, including some of the most significant archaeological discoveries in Massachusetts.

  • Built an extensive collection of over 70,000 artifacts spanning 12,000 years of history.

  • Established a museum. 
    New:  The Robbins Museum is now open on Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

  • Founded a research library of some 2500 volumes in archaeology and anthropology, and an extensive collection of periodicals.

  • Provided education for children and adults, including courses, lectures, and archaeological fieldwork training.

  • Developed a respected Bulletin, now in its 54th year, the only journal of its kind in Massachusetts.

  • Developed ties with local Native American Communities.

  • Founded chapters across the state, which offers programs and opportunities to participate in the field.

  • Worked with state and local officials to identify and protect archaeological sites.

Contact Us:
Phone: 508-947-9005

Mailing Address:

Massachusetts Archaeological Society
PO Box 700
Middleborough, MA 02346-0700


Visit us at:
The Robbins Museum
17 Jackson Street, Middleborough, Massachusetts, 02346

Robbins Museum is Open:
Wednesday 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM

The Robbins Museum is Handicapped Accesible

The Massachusetts "Great Places" Commission has name the Robbins Museum as a "Great Place"


LINKS and EVENTS!  Related Archaeology WebSites

Robbins Museum Bingo - The new game for young Museum visitors

Drop by the Robbins Museum to shop at the Museum Store for everything from T-Shirts to Ethnographic Jewelry to Archaeological Publications, including exclusive MAS published material.  Browse the MAS Online Store as well. 



*** Jeff Boudreau's ***

A New England Typology of Native American Projectile Points

is now available at the Museum or from the On-Line Store.


The Western Chapter's

web page

All MAS Bulletins from 1939-2010,
volumes 1-71, now on 2 CDs, keyword searchable, available at the Robbins Museum and the MAS Online Store

"Green Initiatives"
A conservation grant for the Robbins Museum
from Mayflower Bank

The MAS Online Store
Up and running for Membership,

A New England Typology of Native American Projectile Points, an authoritative set of artifact photos by MAS member Jeff  Boudreau, & other Archaeological Publications
from the MAS Store, now priced at only $3.99 S&H per order

Central Mass Chapter
Monthly Meetings & Talk Worcester
Click for Meeting Notice

Northeast Chapter
Monthly Meetings & Talk
Andover, Mass.

Click for Meeting Notice

Come to The Robbins Museum gift shop for your archaeology related shopping; books, hand-made jewelry, MAS T-shirts, and lots of other stuff!

MAS visits Dighton Rock

Education on the Go:  The Robbins Museum and MAS go out on the Road!

Expert Advice - Artifacts Identified for a Young Visitor

Middleborough COA tour of the Robbins Museum

The Robbins Museum at Middleborough's Pratt Farm Festival

 The Carver Red Hat Mamas Visit the Robbins Museum

PODCAST: The Nova crew from WGBH was at the Robbins Museum on February 10, 2007 to film MAS's Jeff Boudreau as he knapped a fluted point. Click to see some session photos and link to Nova's website for this exciting video sequence.

Robbins Museum NAGPRA Project

Bay Farm Montessori Academy Visits the Robbins Museum


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