Boston City Archaeologist, Joe Bagley, will share the Native American history of Boston Common through the Frog Pond site, found on Boston Common during an archaeological dig in 1986. This site contains the oldest artifact known in the city, a 7,500 year old spear point, as well as a 3,000 year old shell midden containing clams from Back Bay and artifacts from daily life on the place we now call Boston Common. Joe will also give flintknapping demonstrations on the art of making stone tools such as spear points, knives, and arrowheads. Also popular is a hands-on pottery making activity where students make their own pots, decorate them in traditional Massachusetts Native pottery design, and attempt to reconstruct broken vessels. See the work of the Boston City Archeology Department at the upcoming Slavery in Boston exhibit at Faneuil Hall this summer.