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Taylor-Bray Farm Archaeology Project

Craig Chartier's Archaeology Talk at Yarmouth Port Library

The first day of fall 2015 archeological fieldwork at Taylor-Bray Farm
produced two rare Native American points that had been waiting
in the dirt for thousands of years for their story to be told.

The first discovery was a Bifurcate Base projectile point from the Early Archaic Period dating to between 8,000 - 10,000 years ago. And just to make the day better, at the same depth in the same test pit, our volunteer excavators discovered an Agate Basin point fragment from the Late Paleo- Indian Period dating 10,000 + years ago. These stone tool styles date from a time when Native peoples were first exploring what is now called Cape Cod. These finds are significant because this may be the only instance where Agate Basin and Bifurcate Base points have been found together in a controlled archaeological context on Cape Cod or in New England. Small numbers of these artifact types have been recovered by casual collectors on Cape Cod and the Islands, but, these finds are without the crucial in situ context of the Taylor-Bray excavation.

But these are not the only significant discoveries made. Watch Craig Chartier discuss the Taylor-Bray archaeology program and the significance of the findings in 2015 in a talk given at the Yarmouth Port Library, April 9, 2016.

Craig Chartier, Taylor-Bray Farm Project Archaeologist, discusses the results of
the 2015 fieldwork in a presentation at the Yarmouth Port Library, April 9, 2016.

Information about other aspects of the Taylor-Bray Farm archaeology
project can be found in the archaeology pages of the website.

One of a series of talks by Craig Chartier on different aspects of Taylor-Bray Farm

 
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