Archeologist Unearthed Plymouth History: Thanksgiving History May Change For Good. Fun Facts In Pre-Colonial America : Archeologist unearthed the original settlement in Plymouth, Massachusetts long before the 1621 Pilgrim celebration of “Thanksgiving”. University of Massachusetts researchers traced this settlement on 1226 or 793 years ago.
According to the reports made by Boston Globe, it says that these researchers found the Burial Hill including the cemetery at that time. They also found calf’s bone, 17th-century ceramic, and musket balls which are essential pieces of history.
The statement issued by the Curator of Plymouth Plantation Collection Kathryn Ness, “Knowing where it is, and that there are pieces that have not been wiped out by construction, it will absolutely change what we understand about that settlement.”
She expressed that, “Archeology helps support the historical record, but it also tells those who weren’t writing – the illiterate, children, the animals.” It is also indicated that this discovery unearthing the original settlement took at least four summers.
Fox News also reported that Director David Landon of Fiske Center Associate said they discovered ground construction and woods that stood on the site. This is where they found the bones of the calf which is a significant factor proving that the colony does herd cattle as part of an old economy during the time.
Landon’s team originally worked to give more information about the 400th anniversary of thanksgiving celebration and facts about the original settlement of Plymouth. They receive a grant from National Endowment of Humanities amounting $200,000.
On a related Journal, experts in archeological research are finding a new historic angle of the American Pre-colonial stages. One example is the uncovering of wild turkeys that are common to Native Americans even before the 1661 Thanksgiving celebration.
As early as the 13th century, Native Americans started cultivating turkeys as a staple food for everyday living. This is according to the research concluded by the Florida State University. Source: Newseveryday