Please join us for New Bedford Science Café on Tues. 1/9 from 6 to 8 p.m., at The Last Round Bar & Grille, 908 Purchase St., New Bedford. Open to everyone. Free, save for the beer!
Our guest Bill Burke, the National Park historian for Cape Cod National Seashore, will discuss “Excavating the Great Island Tavern, Wellfleet: A place where Native Americans, Whalers & European settlers may have gathered to drink, smoke and socialize, from 1690 to 1740.”
The archeological site known as The Great Island Tavern is one of the oldest recorded taverns in New England. Since its first excavation by the National Seashore in 1969, the surprising story to emerge is that whalers, European settlers and Native Americans appear to have lived at this remote site and engaged in mutual activities. Bill will describe how roughly 80,000 dug-up artifacts are filling in the past’s puzzle. Items like leftover bottles and clay pipe stems that can be dated very tightly reveal the site’s unusual commingling of peoples.
Bill has served as the National Seashore park’s “keeper of time” for 25 years. He has an MA from The College of William & Mary in Colonial History and Historical Archeology.
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