Archeologist to talk about women's role in Cedar Swamp

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Westborough – In recognition of Archaeology Month, the Westborough Historical Commission has scheduled a presentation for Tuesday Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Forbes Municipal Building. Maryanne MacLeod, chair of the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, will speak on "Forgotten Women: Evidence of Women's Work at the Cedar Swamp Archaeological Site in Westborough."

During the archaeological excavation at Cedar Swamp, much of the artifactual evidence found included tools that would have been used by women, including scrapers, knives and choppers, cooking platforms, a structure deemed to be an earth oven, pottery fragments, and food remains. The presentation will focus on what we may have missed previously by not interpreting the findings from a woman's point of view.

The presentation will be held in the second floor auditorium of the Forbes Municipal Building in Westborough.