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Excavation of the Indian Neck Ossuary, September 1979, Wellfleet, MA

Creator(s): Francis McManamon

Year: 1979

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Summary

Photo shows the top of the ossuary feature begining to be exposed by archaeological excavation. Remaining traces of dark soil are from the overlying midden stratigraphically above the ossuary. A shapres of a few human bones representing the top of the ossuary are visible. The photo is taken from a nearly vertical perspective. The rough edge of the profile is the result of the backhoe excavation which dug into the midden, destroying the northern portion and discovering the human bones which led to the excavation of the ossuary.


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Cite this Record

Excavation of the Indian Neck Ossuary, September 1979, Wellfleet, MA. Francis McManamon. 1979. Photos and records are at the Cape Cod National Seashore Curation Facility, Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham, MA ( tDAR id: 370024) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V123MD





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Spatial Coverage

min long: -70.042; min lat: 41.891 ; max long: -69.997; max lat: 41.942 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Francis McManamon

Sponsor(s): Cape Cod National Seashore, National Park Service


Notes

General Note: This images shows the outline and faint exposure of human skeletal remains and may be offensive to some individuals


Source Collections

Records are at the Cape Cod National Seashore Curation Facility, Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham, MA Human remains were repatriated in the 1980s

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America