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Digging Manisses: Block Island's Recent Archaeological Contributions to Understanding Rhode Island's Native American Past

  • Kingston Free Library (Potter Hall) 2605 Kingstown Road Kingston, RI 02881 USA (map)

Block Island is Rhode Island’s largest offshore island. Native Americans routinely visited this popular destination, then known as Manisses, for more than 6,000 years. Jay Waller, senior archaeologist with the Public Archaeology Lab and South County History Center trustee, will discuss the results of recent archaeological investigations at two Block Island Native American sites excavated during construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

This program is presented in partnership with the Kingston Free Library as part of Rhode Island’s State Archaeology Month.

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