Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


From the Mayflower Quarterly

Those who have Mayflower ancestors know that there is a sarcophagus on Cole’s Hill where it is believed that at least 50 people (half of the 102 who arrived) who died the first winter are buried. They were buried at night and the ground leveled so the Native Americans wouldn’t know how much their numbers had been depleted. An anthropologic project is being proposed to study the remains. The Smithsonian would be involved because of their expertise. With technology available today much information could be obtained. Non-invasive technology such as ground penetrating radar would be used first. There are still a lot of steps to go through. If there are remains then some day there may be DNA and facial reconstructions etc… Imagine…