Join us for our next New Bedford Science Café, Tues., 3/10, 6:00 – 8:00pm, Greasy Luck Brewpub, 791 Purchase St., New Bedford. Open to everyone! FREE, except for beer and food!
“Tale of One Village and Two Peoples: Archaeological revelations about the Wampanoag village of Patuxet & its later settlement as Plymouth Colony, with guest Jade Luiz, archaeologist & curator of collections at Plimoth Plantation.
Plimoth Plantation, in partnership with archaeologists from UMass-Boston, is making surprising findings that change our understanding about the extent to which Indigenous Wampanoag and English Colonists interacted. Through ongoing investigation of sites (including those in downtown Plymouth where the 1620 Plymouth Colony was built on top of the former Wampanoag settlement of Patuxet, as well as Wampanoag sites and a walled European house closer to the museum), the Museum is constantly updating its interpretation of the 17 th century to better reflect our deepening understanding of the past.
As Jade will describe, recovered objects allude to constant interaction and trading between the Wampanoag and Colonists—more than previously thought. Indigenous pots found in English hearths; European copper objects and glass beads found in Wampanoag sites—such findings complicate the perception that the Pilgrims arrived into uninhabited wilderness, or the Wampanoag lived in isolation from their European neighbors & other Indigenous people. Clues suggest that “these two peoples were far from strangers, and probably continuously in communication with each other,” notes Jade.
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