Ancient Native American and Early 17th-Century Life in Marshfield
Sponsored by Marshfield Historical Society
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 1:00pm

United States

In 2013, AHS archaeologists conducted major excavations in Marshfield.  Two 3,000-year old sites demonstrate extensive exploitation of maritime, riverine and marshland resources by Native Americans.  A complete 17th-century earthfast house site was excavated.  The house burned down around 1650, as evidenced by recovered artifacts and carbonized food remains.  This house is the only single-component house site in Plymouth Colony to be fully excavated by professional archaeologists, and provides a new window into early colonial lifeways.

Admission: Members of the Marshfield Historical Society: $5, Non-Members: $10

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Bob Demers


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