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The Kingston Community Preservation Committee has approved an application for $180,000 in town funding to extend the Hall Swamp Site dig for a second year. The field work recently completed at the Hall Property has revealed an extensive settlement area that produced a large trove of artifacts and other data unearthed throughout the 4.4-acre site, according to Chris Hofmann, committee chairman. Conducted by Public Archaeology Lab, the dig discovered that Native American occupation of the area dates back to the Middle Archaic period (7,000 to 8,000 years ago) and continued through later periods. The Archaeology Lab’s Dianna Doucette told the committee the dig is of landmark quality, Hofmann said, and the committee also discussed seeking historic preservation status for the site. Last year’s archeological dig at the Hall Swamp Site was also funded by a Community Preservation Act grant.

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