Provincetown, MA (Geographic Keyword)

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The Archeological Survey of Cape Cod National Seashore
PROJECT Francis McManamon. National Park Service. Cape Cod National Seashore.

This project contains documents, images, and data about the archaeological resources in and around the Cape Cod National Seashore on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In particular these relate to what is known as the "outer Cape," that is, from the vicinity of Chatham, Orleans, and Eastham north to the the Provincelands. Much of the archaeological work covered here is from investigations done by or for the Cape Cod National Seashore. The historic time period, as well as ancient times are covered by...

Archival Collection Finding Aid Cape Cod National Seashore Archeological Survey, Doyle and Nelson, 1998 (1998)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas R. Doyle. Beth Nelson.

The goal of the Cape Cod National Seashore Archeological Survey was the inventory and assessment of archeological resources within the Seashore to allow for their effective management. Due to the large size of the survey area, extending from Eastham to Provincetown, a sampling strategy was developed and implemented for locating and testing sites. The Survey discovered both historic and prehistoric sites. However, an emphasis was placed on the prehistoric record because of the expertise of the...

The French Along the Northeast Coast at Contact (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

From 1604 to 1607, a French expedition explored the southeastern Canadian and New England coasts, ranging as far south as Cape Cod. During this time, the Frenchmen encountered many Native people throughout the region. Some of the interactions were peaceful, others were violent. The first winter base for this expedition is now within the boundary of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, a unit of the National Park system. One of the Native American settlements that was visited is...

Historic Resource Study-Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts (1979)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Berle Clemensen.

From the publication Preface and short Introduction: This report is intended to fulfill the requirements for a historic resource study of Cape Cod National Seashore. Its purpose is to provide a general history and historic base map of the National Seashore area. The study should provide the basic data needed for planning and interpretation. The history of the Cape Cod National Seashore region, during most of the period of white settlement, has been one of dependence on the sea for a...

The Indian Neck Ossuary: A Preliminary Report, Bradly et al 1982 (1982)
DOCUMENT Full-Text James W. Bradley. Francis McManamon. Thomas F. Mahlstedt. Ann L. Magennis.

Late in the summer of 1979, human bones were unexpectedly uncovered during the construction of a septic system for summer cottages on Indian Neck, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. National Park Service archeologists, who were conducting a survey of the Cape Cod National Seashore, were contacted and the skeletal remains were identified as Native American . Construction had been halted when the bones were first noticed and it was determined that completion of the septic system would destroy the remaining...

Laying the Foundation, Ross Moffett and Cape Cod Archaeology (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

Beginning in October 1978, and continuing until June 1979, I spent twenty-two days at the R.S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology in Andover, Massachusetts, working on Ross Moffett's collections. I was doing this because the National Park Service (NPS), for who I was then the regional archeologist, was planning a park-wide archeological survey at Cape Cod National Seashore. It would be the first overall investigation of the archeological record of the park since Ross Moffett had provided a...

Prehistoric Land Use on Outer Cape Cod (1982)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

Preliminary analysis of archaeological survey data indicates that prehistoric land use of coastal southern New England (represented by outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts) was year-round and more diverse than has been suggested by the traditional emphasis on coastal shell middens. Prehistoric settlement seems to have been concentrated mainly in a few locations with large intervening unsettled areas. A stratified random sampling strategy allowed estimates of the relative frequency of different kinds...

Report on the History of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Cape Cod in HIstory (1958)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Frank Barnes.

A short (8 pp) report done as part of the preliminary planning for the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Mentions only the most basic historical events related to Cape Cod, beginning with the voyages, landings, and mentions of the cape by early European explorers (Champlain, Gosnold, and John Smith, for example) and the first landing place of the Pilgrims. Very brief summaries of historical events from 1620 to World War II. A short, basic bibliography is included.

Research Design for the Archeological Survey of Cape Cod National Seashore, McManamon 1979 (1979)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

This research has two general goals: first, to identify the physical characteristics and estimate the numbers and locations of archeological sites within Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO); second, to assess the significance of these sites according to the information they might provide about history, prehistory, specific past ways of life and general patterns of human behavior.