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

Creator(s): Francis McManamon

Year: 1979


Photo of the cleaned top of the ossuary burial feature. The pattern of human crania around the edges and long bones laid perpendicular to the long access of the burial feature is apparent. The northern half of the ossuary was inadvertently destroyed by a backhoe excavation which led to the discovery of the remaining part of the ossuary.

Cite this Record

Excavation of the Indian Neck Ossuary, September 1979, Wellfleet, MA. Francis McManamon. 1979 ( tDAR id: 370030) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8H70CW6

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -70.047; min lat: 41.896 ; max long: -69.991; max lat: 41.942 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Francis McManamon

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


General Note: This image shows human remains and may be offensive to some individuals.

Source Collections

Field records are at Cape Cod National Seashore, Curatorial Facility, Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham, MA Human remains were repatirated in the 1980s

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