Discovery of new artifacts gives insight into our country’s past

PLYMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - New clues from our nation’s past have been unearthed in Plymouth.

Researchers stumbled on artifacts that could transform what we know about the first settlers.

The pieces of history were dug up this week by a team of archaeologists from UMass Boston.

And it comes on the heels of centuries of research in that area.

They say they now know where the pilgrims originally settled when they arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower nearly 400 years ago.

The group has spent the last four summers digging in Downtown Plymouth and they recently found ceramics, stained soil, and parts of building foundations.

Until now it was difficult to pinpoint exactly where the first pilgrims settled and centuries of construction and development made it even more challenging.

Archaeologists found the objects in an old cemetery in Burial Hill.

Historians say it will change what they understand about the way pilgrims lived.


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