Left Behind: Clues to Life in the Past on Cape Cod

This 2021 exhibit explores the archaeology associated with the earliest indigenous settlements on Cape Cod.

With the Public Archaeology Laboratory in Pawtucket, RI, the museum has developed a display on Native American archaeological sites, ranging from approximately 12,000 to 450 years ago, along with artifacts and images to tell us more about the culture of the earliest inhabitants of our region well before the Mayflower landing in 1620.

Some of the areas featured are recorded archaeological sites that document indigenous occupation across the Cape.

The museum’s exhibit also includes the Upper Cape, where the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has had continuous presence for thousands of years.

Funding provided by the Woods Hole Foundation and the Cape Cod Foundation’s Falmouth Fund.