Southampton to Preserve Native Burial Site in Water Mill
At Tuesday evening's Southampton Town Board meeting the Town Trustees approved purchase of 9.3 water front acres in Water Mill for over 4 million dollars with money from the town's Community Preservation Fund.
The land bordered by Mecox Bay and Montauk Highway is a known site of a Native American fishing village and contains an ancient burial ground. A 1000 year old human skull was unearthed at the site in 2006 during construction activities for a planned development.
The Inter-Tribal Historic Preservation Task Force, comprised of members of Long Island and New England tribes, had campaigned for the purchase of this land from the owner Gregory Konner.