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From July 23, 2020

Tale of Two Worlds: European Collision into the Nature of Cape Cod

Presented by Todd Morgan Kelley & Marcus Hendricks

Filmed by Lower Cape TV 

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Join storytellers Todd Morgan Kelley and Wampanoag and Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks for their Tale of Two Worlds presentation. Sixteenth century European exploration competed for the new frontier of the North American eastern seaboard for future trade, influence, settlement and power of state.


By the seventeenth century those agendas had advanced. The 1606 French exploration of coastal New France (New England) followed by the 1620 Mayflower fourteen years later both nearly foundered off Chatham. The intention of these two voyages were fundamentally different yet profoundly intertwined.


Prior to the Mayflower, Indigenous culture in the northeast was at its height. By the time of the Mayflower’s arrival great populations of Indigenous People were decimated by “Indian Fever.” Join us for this timely presentation about The Tale of Two Worlds: European Collision into the Nature of Cape Cod!

From July 26, 2020

“The Archaeology of Cape Cod: 13,000 Years of Native History

Presented by archaeologist, Dan Zoto

Hosted on Zoom

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Join Dan Zoto for a virtual presentation through time as he explores the rich Native American history of Cape Cod. Dan will use the results of his recent analysis of the Eastham Historical Society's artifact collections to highlight technological and cultural changes over thousands of years of Native life on Cape Cod. Learn how people adapted to the Cape's dynamic environment as it changed from a small rise on a vast coastal plain to the narrow peninsula ringed with bays, estuaries, and salt marshes that it is today. Questions and answers will follow a 40-minute presentation. 


Bio: Dan Zoto is an archaeologist living on Cape Cod. He holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master's in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut.  Dan works as a Principal Investigator-Archaeology at Gray & Pape, Inc. in Providence. He has worked on over 100 archaeological projects throughout the northeast, including numerous surveys and excavations on Cape Cod. He has also done extensive public outreach work with the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. His research interests include New England's Native American history, stone tools, lithic sourcing, and coastal archaeology.

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