Archaeology Month on Cape Cod

13 Sep Archaeology Month on Cape Cod

October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has scheduled a bevy of programs to guide you back in time.

Dates: Wednesdays ~ Sundays October 4th – October 27th 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Pottery Reconstruction ~ Free with Museum Admission

Could you cut it as a lab archaeologist? Come join CCMNH for this hands-on activity for all ages! Sift through the soil to find pottery sherds and try your hand at putting them back together!

Saturday, October 7th @ 1pm

Taylor Bray Farm Update ~ Free with Museum Admission
The 2016 field season at Taylor Bray Farm investigated the area around the ca. 1640 Richard Taylor house that was discovered back in 2012. In 2016 archaeologists identified colonial trash deposits, two 17th century farm buildings (the only ones yet discovered on Cape Cod) and a 6000-8000 year old Native American projectile point. The 2016 dig represented the last year that work will be conducted on this important site. This talk will present a summary of all that the Taylor Bray Farm community archaeology program has found over the years at this very important site.

Saturday, October 21st @ 10am

Wing Island Guided Walk ~ $3 Members / $5 Non-members / Please call for reservations
Join Archaeologist Dan Zoto for a guided walk of Wing Island, the location of the Wing Island Archaeology Project. Learn the history of the island and its varied uses throughout the millennia.

Saturday, October 21st   11am – 2:30pm

CCMNH Artifact I.D. Day ~ Free with Museum Admission
Join Archaeologist Dan Zoto and other members of the CCMNH Archaeology team.  View artifacts from local excavations including from the Wing Island Archaeology Project, and learn about the archaeology of the area. Visitors are encouraged bring artifacts for identification.

 For further information or reservations call the Museum at 508-896-3867, Ext. # 133  



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