Nauset Archeological District


Nauset Archeological District
Nauset Archeological District
A 1605 map of Nauset Harbor by Samuel de Champlain
Location: Eastham, Massachusetts
Built: 1605
Architectural style: No Style Listed
Governing body: National Park Service
NRHP Reference#: 93000607
Significant dates
Added to NRHP: April 19, 1993[1]
Designated NHLD: April 19, 1993[2]

The Nauset Archaeological District (or "Coast Guard Beach Site,19BN374" or "North Salt Pond Site,19BN390") is a National Historic Landmark District in Eastham, Massachusetts.

The archaeological sites document early European contact with the Native Americans in the region. The earliest Native Americans to settle used stone hoes and fire-hardened wood tools for farming.[3] The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[2][1] The area can be visited via the Fort Hill area of the Cape Cod National Seashore, off U. S. Route 6, where the Fort Hill and Red Maple Swamp trails wind from the top of the hill to the marsh and beyond.[4]

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