Gills Farm Archeological District

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Gills Farm Archeological District
LocationRandolph, Massachusetts
NRHP reference #83004093 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 24, 1983

Gills Farm Archeological District is a historic district in Randolph, Massachusetts. The district, located in a riverine environment, encompasses a collection of prehistoric archaeological sites dating from the Middle Archaic to the Woodland period. Middle Archaic components include evidence of Neville and Stark projectile points.[2] The quantities of Late Archaic materials found in the area suggest a period of intensive occupation and use. These sites were used as tool workshops, where stone from nearby quarry sites was processed into finished objects, typically bifacial tool blades.[3]

Archaeologist Frederick Carty donated nearly 6,000 artifacts from Gills Farm sites to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1995.[4]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Archaeological Overview and Assessment, Bunker Hill Monument" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  3. ^ "Middle Archaic Settlement in the Cochato-Monatiquot River Drainage: The Gill Farm Sites, Randolph, Massachusetts" (PDF). Bridgewater State University. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  4. ^ "2014 Annual Report" (PDF). Robert S. Peabody Museum. Retrieved 2015-09-10.