The relocation of the Gay Head Light is scheduled to proceed this spring after an archaeological survey around the Aquinnah lighthouse found nothing of significant historical interest.

The chairman of town lighthouse relocation committee said this week that the archaeological survey, conducted by Public Archaeology Lab of Pawtucket, R.I., turned up some broken pieces of pottery and other remains but nothing that would delay the relocation.

The survey was required by the Massachusetts Historical Commission in preparation for the relocation of the lighthouse, which stands at the edge of eroding cliffs on land occupied by the Wampanoag Tribe for thousands of years.

The broken pipes and pottery were discovered during an initial investigation in June that also revealed the lighthouse’s granite foundation, which was buried below the surface. The committee intends to re-expose the foundation when the lighthouse is moved. Lighthouse relocation committee chairman Len Butler said the pottery was likely from the mid-1800s.

“It’s probably just [that] some lightkeeper dropped a teacup – or that they were having lunch there and broke a cup, or he dumped out his pipe and it broke and he threw it over the side,” he said. PAL also discovered some coal ash deposits, but “nothing of any great historical significance,” Mr. Butler said.

In early December, PAL completed a more extensive survey that involved digging 20 test pits along the path of the lighthouse move and at the relocation site about 140 feet to the east. This time it found some bricks from the foundation of a former lightkeeper’s quarters. “We knew it was there, so that was no revelation,” Mr. Butler said.

PAL has not issued its final report, but Mr. Butler said the group had found no evidence of a Wampanoag settlement, which had been a primary concern.

“When it comes time to strip the ground and do our move, there will be a tribal observer to make sure there aren’t any artifacts or archeological features uncovered during that process,” he said.

Mr. Butler said that if all goes well, the project should break ground in late March.

Pomroy Associates of East Bridgewater, Mass., will manage the relocation, which town officials expect to take place in April. Pomroy is also managing the construction of the new Edgartown Public Library, and worked on the relocation of the 8,300-square-foot Schifter house on the south shore of Chappaquiddick in 2013.

International Chimney Corporation, which has moved a large number of buildings, including the Schifter house and several masonry lighthouses, will also move the Gay Head Light.

In response to concerns raised last summer, trees will be planted near the lighthouse to obstruct the view of the neighboring condos. Hours of operation and access to the lighthouse property will also be limited.

The town has raised about $2.3 million of the estimated $3 million needed for the project. It has applied for two grants, from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and National Park Service, and expects a response this spring. Community preservation act funding from all six Island towns is expected to contribute about $600,000 to the project.

The town has already acquired the land adjacent to the lighthouse and hopes to assume ownership of the lighthouse itself in mid-January. It is now finalizing an agreement between the National Park Service, the General Services Administration, the MHC, the Wampanoag Tribe and several other groups.