History In A New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plymouth

A 12-minute virtual tour introduces viewers to the newest exhibition at the Plymouth Plantation museum. The video, featuring artifacts from an archaeological dig at historic Patuxet and Plymouth, begins with Wampanoag displays and moves onto items that feature how indigenous people and European traded. The video ends with information about Project 400, the ongoing dig at this historic site.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video as a model of how archaeologist conduct digs and use artifacts to try and understand a site
Classroom Considerations
  • The exhibit display continues through November 2021 and can be viewed online
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The video details how archaeologists conduct digs and how they use artifacts to understand the history of an area
Cons
  • None