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Boston, Massachusetts
Excavating Plymouth’s History
With NEH funding, David Landon led four archaeological digs of sites in Plymouth, uncovering several original seventeenth-century structures, including homesites.

In schools throughout the United States, students are taught the history of the Pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Their story has been told so often that it seems set in stone. And yet, there is a great deal we don’t know about the early Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people who helped them. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, archeologists from the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) are working with the City of Plymouth and Plimoth Plantation to shed new light on the early English colony.

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