Holly Herbster, senior archaeologist at The Public Archaeology Laboratory Incorporated in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, will give a talk on “Cape Cod Archaeology: Past, Present, and Future” at Woods Hole Historical Museum’s annual meeting on August 4 on Zoom. The museum’s business meeting will take place at 5 PM, and Ms. Herbster’s talk will start at 5:30 PM.
The Cape and Islands have a long history of amateur, academic, and professional archaeological investigation, examples of which are highlighted in the current museum exhibit. Ms. Herbster will talk about how archaeological study has changed over time, what it can add to understanding of human land use across the Cape, and how it might help tell new stories in the future.
Ms. Herbster worked with the museum to develop its exhibit, “Left Behind: Clues to Life in the Past,” a display on Native American archaeological sites, ranging from approximately 12,000 to 450 years ago, along with artifacts and images that tell more about the culture of the earliest inhabitants of the region.
Both members and nonmembers are invited to register for the meeting on the museum’s website. Nonmembers are reminded not to vote in the museum’s business meeting.