The Archaeology of the Polpis Road Bicycle Path

Nantucket Island was first explored by Native Peoples approximately 11,000 to 12,000 year ago during the early Holocene Paleolndian migration into the Northeast. From a small peak on the vast coastal plain to a remote island at sea, Nantucket’s dynamic terrain has been home to a succession of remarkably adaptive human groups and their decendents since the late glacial recession.

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The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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