The Mattaquason Purchase Site (M48N6), North Chatham

Author(s): Marie Eteson; Marilyn Crary; Mary Chase

Year: 1978


The site whose excavation is described here was listed by the Massachusetts State Archaeologist as site M48N6. It is located in northwest Chatham near Pleasant Bay and lies on land owned by RCA Global Communications, Inc., which has been used for their extensive antenna system for the past sixty-two years. This land is within the "First Purchase" from Mattaquason, made by William Nickerson (Nickerson 1958). In spite of its being a well known Indian campsite with a history of intensive potholing, nothing, to our knowledge, has ever been reported on it, although many of its artifacts have ended up in local "collections".

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The Mattaquason Purchase Site (M48N6), North Chatham. Marie Eteson, Marilyn Crary, Mary Chase. Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaelogical Society. 39 (1): 1-39. 1978 ( tDAR id: 365170) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8S180XJ

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min long: -70.038; min lat: 41.648 ; max long: -69.918; max lat: 41.758 ;

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