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First Americans: a new collection

November 21 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost: Free

Society Vice President and avocational Archaeologist, Dave McKenna will give a presentation on a collection of more than 500 First American artifacts, donated by the family of a man who spent decades surface collecting from plowed fields in the Four Corners area of West Boxford.

The collection represents a time period of several eons of occupation. Artifacts include several sherds of ceramic, steatite, and ground and pecked tools, and a plethora of flaked points and blades including starks, orient fishtails, Levannas, a couple of possible Daltonesque points, and literally everything else between. Materials run the gamut of the typical local rhyolites and quartz and more esoteric cherts, including English and French amber gun flints and a bit of graphite paint stone, and a curiously deformed lead mini ball. The most unusual item in the collection is a cluster of Herkimer Diamonds in the matrix where it formed.

Two Jeff Boudreau handbooks will be on hand with info on how to order them through the MAS website. They are an incredible resource for identifying First American artifacts and dating them, suitable for either the Professional Archaeologist or the collector.

Please bring your First American artifacts, and we will do our best to identify and date them for you.

Parking on Page St. or in the Community Lot at the corner of Page and Elm Streets. Reservations appreciated to help with hall set up. RSVP to 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org .

Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.danvershistory.org/monthly-speaker-series-2/

Organizer

Danvers Historical Society
Phone:
978-777-1666
Email:
dhs@danvershistory.org
Website:
DanversHistory.Org

Other

Format
public discussion
Region
Northeast

Venue

Tapley Memorial Hall
13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
View on Google Maps
Phone:
978-777-1666
Website:
DanversHistory.Org

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