Archaeologists Excavate Hilltop Overlooking Plymouth Rock


PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Archaeologists excavated in Coles Hill, overlooking Plymouth Rock, for one of their last times on Wednesday.

The iconic overlook is being turned into a historical park to commemorate the pilgrims and indigenous people who once lived in the area.

In the blazing heat, about 20 graduate students from University of Massachusetts-Boston's Fiske Center drilled into the undeveloped land. Through June and July, these students will examine and perform data recovery on the site.

Pilgrims Hall Museum is set to turn the lot into a public memorial called "Remembrance Park" which will "incorporate design artifacts, native plantings, natural materials, and interpretive panels, from before European contact to the 20th century."
Final findings will be reported in 2022 and then the Park construction will move forward in 2023.

WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports:

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