Ponkapoags' Artifacts May be at Site of Land Development

August 24, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On August 24, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "Canton was home to the Ponkapoags for thousands of years... And the Massachusetts Historical Commission believes there may be Indian artifacts or remains in the ground at the very site where a new Jersey developer wants to build 528 housing units... The commission notified Canton officials and the developer has now hired a laboratory to do an archeological survey of the 100-acre parcel. The permit process and construction cannot proceed until the survey is done."