LECTURE: Digging Duxbury: The Brewster Homestead’s Archaeological Past
More than 17,000 archaeological artifacts were recovered from the Brewster Homestead in Duxbury, Massachusetts during the fall of 2012. This site has long been associated with Pilgrim Elder William Brewster, and today is owned by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. With the help of archaeologist Craig Chartier, the DRHS not only identified 17th century use of the site, including a foundation, but recovered artifacts dating from Native American populations, through the 20th century. Join DRHS Executive Director Erin McGough, as she leads you on a fascinating history of this changing landscape and introduces you to its historic occupants. Artifacts recovered in the dig will be on display for viewing.