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Yarmouth Port, MA

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Dating Archaeological Sites

Native Americans were at the site of Taylor-Bray Farm as much as 10,000 years ago. How do archaeologists know that?

Native Americans inhabited the area around Taylor-Bray Farm for several millennia before the arrival of Europeans in the 17th century. The evidence uncovered at the farm date the earliest habitation to about 10,000 years BP (before the present time). How do we know that? There are a variety of techniques used to determine the age of archaeological sites. Craig Chartier, the project archaeologist at the farm, discusses some of those in this video.

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

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