Dickinson Homestead Archaeological Dig

June 3, 2014
  • Field technician Jill Zuckerman, right, and UMass Amherst student Jackie Monsell measure an excavation at the Emily Dickinson Homestead.
  • Michelle Pope of UMass Archaeological Services screens dirt removed from the former conservatory site at the Emily Dickinson Homestead.
  • Field supervisor Tim Barker holds a door latch found during an excavation at the Emily Dickinson Homestead.
  • Ceramic shards recovered by UMass Amherst Archaeological Services at the Emily Dickinson Homestead.
  • The Emily Dickinson Museum plans to reconstruct this conservatory, which stood at the Dickinson Homestead from 1855 to 1916.
  • Senior field technician Jessica Jay uses a trowel and dustpan to explore a footing location at the Emily Dickinson Homestead.
  • Student Jackie Monsell, left, and field technican Jill Zuckerman take a depth measurement at the dig.
  • Jennie Bergeron, right, of the Emily Dickinson Museum, looks on with her son Aidan, left, while field tehnician Michelle Pope screens dirt from an old footing at the Emily Dickinson Homestead.
  • The sign tells the story.
  • The Emily Dickinson Homestead in Amherst.

    UMass Amherst Archaeological Services is helping the Emily Dickinson Museum study and prepare for reconstruction of a conservatory at the poet's Amherst home.