As City Archaeologist, Joe Bagley curates the 31 and counting archaeological collections currently housed at the City Archaeology Laboratory at 201 Rivermoor St. in West Roxbury, acts as the review and compliance agent for below-ground cultural resources in the city, educates the public in archaeology through a number of city programs, and manages Rainsford Island, one of the City’s most important historical holdings.
Education and Experience
City Archaeologist Joe Bagley has been a professional archaeologist since 2002.
Joe received his Bachelors Degree in Archaeology from Boston University. For his senior thesis, he worked at the City Archaeology Lab under the previous City Archaeologist, Ellen Berkland, to analyze the Native American artifacts found on Boston Common.
Joe completed his Master’s Degree in Historical Archaeology at UMass Boston.
With a decade of archaeological fieldwork on Native American and Historic archaeological sites throughout New England and years of dedicated research on the archaeology of Boston, Joe brings an expert knowledge of the entire human history of Boston to the City Archaeology Program.