The Friends of Pine Hawk is an ad-hoc group of Acton citizens, town officials, and educators who came together in the summer of 2002 around one issue: to promote understanding of the archaeological and human story behind the great trove of Native American artifacts discovered at the "Pine Hawk" site in Acton. During the excavation for Acton's new sewer plant in South Acton, an extraordinary record of Native American habitation was uncovered, a record extending back over 7,000 years. We believe a better understanding of this remarkable find enriches our community educationally and culturally. Acton is fortunate to have this “Pine Hawk” site, which is now recognized as one of the more significant Native American sites in New England.
Every October we sponsor a series of Pine Hawk and archaeologically
related events you and your family might enjoy. Please select below for
a viewable listing of events or a printable flyer in PDF format.
with the support of the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, we have
produced three pictorial displays to tell the Pine Hawk story. These
displays are portable, suitable for taking to lectures and demonstrations.
When not traveling, the displays are mounted near the Reference Desk at
the Acton Memorial Library. Here are pictures of each of them:
Finally we note that the Massachusetts Archaeological Society as a gateway to related activities throughout our state.
Friends of Pine Hawk are grateful to the Acton-Boxborough Cultural