Urban Archaeology - Boston

 Cities are constantly changing, constantly under construction, constantly moving forward. But if you know how and where to look, and if you look carefully, much of the past is waiting to be rediscovered beneath the façade of progress. Dan Tobyne leads readers on a contemporary archaeological tour of Boston, revealing fascinating aspects of the city’s history through what remains of old buildings, structures, streets, and even such mundane objects as manhole covers, callboxes, and trash cans.

Cities are constantly changing, constantly under construction, constantly moving forward. But if you know how and where to look, and if you look carefully, much of the past is waiting to be rediscovered beneath the façade of progress. Dan Tobyne leads readers on a contemporary archaeological tour of Boston, revealing fascinating aspects of the city’s history through what remains of old buildings, structures, streets, and even such mundane objects as manhole covers, callboxes, and trash cans.

We also have a new book about Urban Archaeology in Boston - Discovering The History Hidden in Plain Sight. The book is due out July 2019.

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Down East Books (July 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160893991X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608939916