Wayland Town Building, Large Hearing Room
41 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 1778
Native Americans came into what is now Wayland sometime after the glacier receded approximately 12,000 years ago. Since 1978, five excavations of pre-contact sites have been carried out. These excavations gathered more than thirty radiocarbon dates. The oldest actual date on record is 6680+170 years “Before Present”. However, artifacts recovered from these sites represent periods going back to 8000 years ago. One site was excavated under a state permit over a twenty-eight year period and the dates obtained from that work indicate that Native people continued to live here for thousands of years until the arrival of Europeans. Presented by Tonya Largy.
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