On this week’s show, Fisher visits with Craig Chartier, Director of the Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project. Craig posted a fascinating report for the Pilgrim John Howland Society in which he combined what was learned through archaeology at the site of John Howland’s house with the estate inventory from 1672. Craig discovered that those who performed the inventory had gone through the house room by room (which rarely happens) and listed the items as they found them. As a result, Howland descendants can know what items were in what room, and that sheds a lot of light on how the Howlands lived. This is something that might be done in many families under the right circumstances. Read Craig Chartier’s remarkable article, with the crux of it starting on page 4.
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