Dig at Pilgrim and Native American Memorial Sparks Intrigue

Photo by Sophia Lai

PLYMOUTH (AP) – Archaeologists combing a hill near Plymouth Rock where a park will be built in tribute to the Pilgrims and their Native American predecessors have made a poignant discovery: It’s not the first time the site has been used as a memorial.

David Landon of the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s Fiske Center for Archaeological Research says his team unearthed a cache of personal items he thinks were buried there in the late 1800s. Landon believes the eyeglasses, pocket watch and other objects most likely were placed there by a brokenhearted settler who’d outlived all three of her children.

Work on Remembrance Park is set to begin late next year or early in 2023.

By William J. Kole, Associated Press

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