WHEN: Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
TIME: 2pm to 3:30pm
WHERE: Large Hearing Room, Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778
SPEAKER: Tonya Largy, M.A., Archaeologist & Coordinator of the Wayland Archaeology Group
Native Americans came into what is now Wayland sometime after the glacier receded approximately 12,000 years ago.
Since 1978, five excavations of pre-contact sites have been carried out in Wayland. These excavations gathered more than thirty radiocarbon dates. The oldest actual date on record is 6680+170 years “Before Present”. However, artifacts recovered from these sites represent periods going back to 8000 years ago.
One site was excavated under a state permit over a twenty-eight year period and the dates obtained from that work indicate that Native people continued to live here for thousands of years until the arrival of Europeans.
SPONSORS: Wayland Historical Commission and the Wayland Historical Society
CONTACT: Jane Sciacca
PHONE; 508 358-2980