Eastham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Indians used the abrasive qualities of the fine-grained metamorphic rock to grind and polish implements made of stone and animal bones. Stone axes were sharpened on the well-worn concave surfaces. Bone fishhooks were shaped in the narrow grooves.
“Indian Rock” was originally located just below here, embedded in the mud of the marsh. The National Park Service moved the 20-ton boulder to this site in 1965.
Erected by Cape Cod National Seashore.
Location. 41° 49.336′ N, 69° 57.798′ W. Marker is in Eastham, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Hemenway Road. Touch for map. The marker is located 0.1 mile down a paved trail that starts at the Eastham Boat Launch parking lot located at the end of Hemenway Road. Marker is in this post office area: Eastham MA 02642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port de Mallebarre (here, next to this marker); A Whale Bone Welcome There’s No Place Like Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eastham Windmill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Workboat of the Marshes (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kettles (approx. 1.1 miles away); Doane Rock (approx. 1.6 miles away); Changing Beach (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastham.
Also see . . . Nauset Indians. (Submitted on December 17, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.