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Eastham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Indian Rock

 
 
Indian Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, September 14, 2015
1. Indian Rock Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  For thousands of years before the Europeans landed, the Nauset Indians lived beside the marshes of Cape Cod. Among the evidence of their occupation is this community grinding rock, one of four such boulders found in the Nauset Bay area.

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.
Indian Rock image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, September 14, 2015
2. Indian Rock
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 (approx. 0.3 miles away); 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 FeaturesNative Americans
 
The marshes of Cape Cod can be seen from Indian Rock. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, September 14, 2015
3. The marshes of Cape Cod can be seen from Indian Rock.
 
 
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 89 times since then and 39 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.
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