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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Digging into the Past, June 2018


The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents

Digging Into the Past

Landscapes of the Past: Looking at the Peoples of Ancient New England”



Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 1pm.

Free with Museum Admission


Using a geoscientific perspective, what can be learned about the settlements and adaptations of the First Peoples in New England? Geoarchaeologist Suanna Crowley, a.k.a. “Dr. Dirt,” will take a look at the landscapes of post-glacial New England and the incredible evidence for human resilience and sustainability in some of the most unforgiving landscapes of the past. Special attention will be given to evidence of the First Peoples of New England and their deep ties to the region.


Dr. Suanna Selby Crowley is an archaeologist with over 25 years of field and research experience, specializing in geoarchaeology, geomorphology, and pedology (soil science).    Her recent domestic work has been on formation processes of archaeological sites in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Suanna is also the current president of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, the statewide preservation organization, and she sits as a Commissioner on the review board of the Massachusetts Historical Commission.


 For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.