Native American Pine Hawk Series at Acton Memorial Library

FROM HILLS TO ISLANDS: ANCIENT ADAPTATIONS BY NATIVE AMERICANS IN BOSTON HARBOR

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7pm.

Some 6,000 years ago Boston was well inland from the ocean, but as rising sea levels surrounded the hills east of Boston with tidal waters, ancient Native Americans adapted to and enjoyed the change.

Excavated as part of the Big Dig project,
Spectacle Island preserved a wonderful record of several thousand years of clambakes, fishing, and other activities.

Archaeologist Marty Dudek discusses how archaeologists are able to use such a well-preserved site to reconstruct ancient diet and activities.

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk
For more information and the complete schedule of Pine Hawk programs at the Acton Memorial Library, see http://www.actonmemoriallibrary.org/resources-research/local-history/pine-hawk/pine-hawk-fall-programs

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