Mashpee Wampanoag Casino

PAL conducted the archaeological investigations for the proposed Mashpee Wampanoag Casino project area. Several pre-Contact Native American archaeological sites were located during an intensive survey of the 593-acre project area, which have been further investigated through site examinations. 

Process & Results

The Mashpee Wampanoag Casino sites were determined to have the potential to contribute new information regarding near-interior land use in the Nemasket River and Middleborough vicinity, and greater Taunton River drainage during multiple temporal periods (approximately 7,000 to 2,000 years ago). Two of the sites have been recommended for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places.

In addition to the archaeological component of this project, PAL also conducted a historic structures reconnaissance survey to identify all buildings, sites, structures, and objects 50 years old or older, within the area of potential effect, and to assess their potential eligibility for listing in the National Register.

The investigations were conducted in compliance with the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and M.G.L. Chapter 9, Section 26-27C.

Client Name: 
Tetra Tech Rizzo
Project Name: 
Mashpee Wampanoag Casino
Project Date: 
2007 to 2009
Project Location: 
Middleborough, Massachusetts