Dig at Pilgrim and Native American memorial sparks intrigue
July 9, 2021
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, most likely by a brokenhearted settler who had outlived all three of her children.
Landon says the objects — eyeglasses, clothing, sewing implements, a pocket watch...