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Archaeological Overview and Assessment of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts (1997)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Eric S. Johnson.

Previous archeological and relevant documentary research at the Cape Cod National Seashore is reviewed and evaluated. The Cape Cod National Seashore is located on what is known as the outer Cape, an area whose history goes back thousands of years, when the area's marine, estuarine, and terrestrial resources, all located in proximity to one another, drew Native Americans here. The area was an important center of Native American life into the seventeenth century, when it was the homeland of...

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...

Archeological Survey of Cape Cod National Seashore, 1980 (1980)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

This is a copy of the handbook created for the 1980 field season of the Cape Cod National Seashore Archeological Survey project. The archeological survey of Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO) was a multi-year study designed to help manage and interpret archeological resources . These resources include material remains and information about them from both the historic (about 1550 A. D. to the present) and prehistoric (about 12,000 before the present to 1550 A. D. or so) time periods. This...

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...

Chapters in the Archeology of Cape Cod, I: Results fo the Cape Cod National Seashore Archeological Survey, 1979-1981, volume 2 (1984)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Francis McManamon

The report, which is volume 2, deals with various kinds of prehistoric remains in a series of chapters. Each chapter uses a common set and sequence of units of analysis to minimize confusion about the identity and locations of concentrations. A series of foldout maps will help with the geographic orientation as well. Eight chapters are included in Volume 2. One of these is a description and analysis of the kinds of archeological deposits and lithic assemblages found by the survey. Another...

Chapters in the Archeology of Cape Cod, III: The Historic Period and Historic Period Archeology (1985)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Francis McManamon

Contains three parts: "Research on the Historic Period and Historic Period Archaeology" by FP McManamon (pp 1-16); "Changes in the Coastal Wilderness: Historic Land Use Patterns on Outer Cape Cod, 17th-19th Centuries" by Patricia E. Rubertone (pp 17-124); "Historic and Land Use and Settlement on Outer Cape Cod: An Exploratory Analysis of Archeological Data" by Francis P. McManamon and S. Terry Childs (pp 125-156). Historical information and archeological data are used to describe historic...

Chapters in the Archeology of Cape Cod, IV: Faunal Analysis and Metallurgical Analysis from the Cape Cod National Seashore Archeological Survey (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Arthur E. Spiess. S. Terry Childs.

Between 1979 and 1985 the National Park Service conducted an archeological survey of most of the area of the Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO). Many ancient and historic period sites were identified and evaluated. Some of the evaluated sites also had small areas excavated. The areas around Nauset Harbor in Eastham and High Head in North Truro contained high concentrations of sites. Additional archeological investigations were carried out at some of the sites in these two areas. Figure 1 shows...

Condition Report for Fort Hill Rural Historic District Cape Cod National Seashore (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jan Haenraets. Margie Coffin Brown.

This Condition Report for the Fort Hill Rural Historic District of Cape Cod National Seashore reviews previous documentation of the cultural landscape and provides an updated evaluation of the condition of the property as well as updated guidance for both day-to-day and long-term landscape management and interpretation. This report consists of a historical overview, an inventory of existing conditions, and a review of the significance of landscape characteristics and features. Based on...

Cultural Landscape Report for Fort Hill, Cape Cod National Seashore (1995)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Lynn Kneedler-Schad. Katharine Lacy. Larry Lowenthal.

The subject of this report is a tract of land in the Town of Eastham, Barnstable County. on the outer part of lower Cape Cod. It encompasses about 100 acres of salt marsh aod upland located south of Hemenway Road, west of Nauset Harbor, northwest afthe Town Cove, and east of U.S. Route 6. This report refers to the entire tract as Fort Hill after its most prominent feature. However, the subject area of the report extends well beyond Fort Hill proper; e.g., it includes part of nearby Skiff Hill,...

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...

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...

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.

A Review of Cape Cod Archaeology (1957)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ross Moffett.

Although Indian artifacts in large numbers have been found on Cape Cod, information on the circumstance and chronological order attending the original distribution of these artifacts is somewhat limited and uneven. Little evidence is available from excavations on the upper or east-west part of the Cape, save for one report dealing with a series of relatively late shell heaps. The lower or north-south portion of the peninsula, however, is fairly adequately known. This paper is based, therefore,...

Ross Moffett Archaeological Overview, Cape Cod National Seashore, Photos with Report (1960)
IMAGE Ross Moffett.

Photo of Fort Hill in the Nauset area of Eastham, MA, after being mowed.