The Archaeology of New Hampshire

Dr. David R. Starbuck

Currently Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Plymouth State University, in the 1970s Starbuck was co-director of Boston University’s archeological excavations at the Temple Glassworks. Since that project he has directed excavations at numerous historic, industrial, and Native American sites. He is the editor of the New Hampshire Archeological Society, and seven of his books have been published by the University Press of New England, including The Archeology of New Hampshire: Exploring 10,000 Years in the Granite State.

Starbuck summed up the findings from the Temple Glassworks dig in a monograph, “The New England Glassworks.” He will sign copies of that work following his lecture, and several of his books will be available for purchase and for signing.

The visual story of the Temple dig was shown as part of an unprecedented collaborative exhibit, “New Hampshire Glassmakers, 1780-1886,” showcasing more than 200 rare and beautiful examples of early glass created in the Granite State between the Revolutionary War era and the Industrial Revolution. Starbuck is curator of the “Temple Room,” featuring in-depth information about the Temple Glassworks archeological excavation using photographs, drawings, and a wealth of artifacts discovered during the field research at New England’s oldest glass factory site.

Temple Glassworks Archaelogical Dig

Chestnut Bottle Tops