Major state-funded construction projects require that an archaeological survey be performed before construction can begin. In the late 1990's, the Town of Acton was ready to build a new sewer plant and the required survey led to the discovery of thousands of artifacts found at Pine Hawk. In this photo of the first test pits, notice that the work was being done
systematically and a coordinate grid has been laid out. Very early on, the archaeologists found projectile points and flakes. They soon understood this was going to be a very significant site.
This website was constructed as a tool to learn about archaeology and the artifacts found at Pine Hawk and to learn about the Nipmuck Native Americans who used the site.
Please send comments and questions to the web developer, P.Kotyk at firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 - Acton Public Schools, Acton MA