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May 13, 2021, 5pm

The Benefits of Community Archaeology:
The William Nickerson Site

Craig Chartier, Archaeologist
Cape Cod has an abundance of undiscovered archaeological resources and the most important factor in their preservation is identification and reporting by the permanent and seasonal Cape residents and visitors. The work done at the Nickerson Site offers an example of why it is important to identify archaeological resources and get the word out about them. It is Chartier's belief that knowing what you have and letting others know about it, and why it matters, is the best way to encourage long-term preservation and appreciation of archaeological resources by everyone.
About the speaker:
Chartier is a lifetime resident of Eastern Massachusetts (except for a brief stint in Virginia). He received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters in Historical Archaeology from UMass Boston. He has worked for many archaeological companies in New England and started his own in 2003. Craig loves experimental and community archaeology and interpreting what he knows to anyone interested.
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