Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey: Results of 2015 Excavations on Burial Hil

Summary

In 2015 the University of Massachusetts Boston’s undertook a second season of fieldwork along the eastern side of Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Excavations targeted a strip of land in the gap between a series of 19th-century buildings and historic burials within the cemetery. Two areas uncovered preserved early deposits. In one of these an intact Native American component of the site was identified, while in the other several colonial era features were discovered and documented. The colonial component of the site included a small trench feature that appears to date to the early 17th century, based on both stratigraphic position and artifact content. The earliest colonial artifacts identified include pipes and casement window glass fragments. The 2015 results are discussed in the context of the ongoing project’s goals to contribute to the scholarly understanding of the Plymouth Colony for the 400th anniversary in 2020.

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Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey: Results of 2015 Excavations on Burial Hil. David Landon, Christa Beranek, Kellie Bowers, Justin A Warrenfeltz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434859)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 617