Prehistoric Morphology and Marsh Development of Pamet River Valley and Nauset Marsh

Author(s): Stephen P. Leatherman

Year: 1981


The purpose of this research was to expand upon the previous report prepared by O’Donnell and Leatherman (1980) regarding the geomorphic evolution of Outer Cape Cod. Two areas, the Pamet River Valley and Nauset Marsh, were identified as sites where additional data and field tests should be provided. These field data allowed for more accurate reconstruction of the prehistoric natural environment of these two areas of archeological significance. Specifically, this follow-on study was conducted in order to provide the following additional information: (1) depth to the pre-Holocene base of the Pamet River and identification of sediment types for paleo-environment reconstruction and (2) evolution of Nauset Marsh, including its time of establishment.

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Prehistoric Morphology and Marsh Development of Pamet River Valley and Nauset Marsh. Stephen P. Leatherman. Amherst, Massachusetts 01003: The Environmental Institute, University of Massachusetts. 1981 ( tDAR id: 391269) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QR4Z6B

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -70.262; min lat: 41.619 ; max long: -69.758; max lat: 42.177 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Francis McManamon

Contributor(s): Patty O'Donnell; Bob Bentley; Eric Follendorf; David Haines; John Jelks

Project Director(s): Stephen P. Leatherman

Sponsor(s): National Park Service Cooperative Research Unit; National Park Service, North Atlantic Regional Office, Division of Cultural Resources

Record Identifiers

Report No.(s): 51

Contract No.(s): PX-1600-9-0803

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