Category Archives: Archaeology

A Brickyard at Town Neck

In the area known as Town Neck, along the shore of Cape Cod Bay, a lens of fine clay suitable for brick-making was discovered, perhaps as early as 1790 when construction of houses and mills picked up in earnest. Russell … Continue reading

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Owners of Canal plant to allow dig at site of solar project

CREDIT: Cape Cod Times By George Brennan May 18. 2016 SANDWICH — The owners of NRG Energy Canal Generating Plant will allow an archaeological dig on land once owned by one of the town’s earliest settlers. Bourne resident Jack MacDonald … Continue reading

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What’s in YOUR backyard?

By Lisa Hassler After seeing the archaeological dig at the Autumn Gathering at the Nye Homestead, I was curious to find out what lies lurking under the grass in my own back yard.  I contacted Craig Chartier of Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project in New Bedford … Continue reading

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