From the May 30, 2008 issue of The Cape Codder
Student sleuths hit the rocks
By Steve Desroches
Photos by Daniella Garran
ORLEANS - According to Indiana Jones, "X" never marks the spot when it comes to archaeology. But a classroom of students in Orleans begs to differ.
A group of middle school students at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School is working with the Cornerstone Project, an effort spearheaded by Michael Farber of Chatham to locate stone markers and boulder clusters that might have been used by the Pilgrims as part of a land survey of Cape Cod marking old town boundaries and property lines. The work is part of many community partnerships the school forms with community members.
In an exciting development for these student archaeologists is a large rock in Orleans on the Sea Call Farm property with an "X" on it. Whether the "X" is hand carved or a strange natural coincidence remains to be seen, but the class is eager to find out. Read more...