We are here to support preservation of ancient Indigenous sites in Massachusetts
Nayyag Preserve was formed in 2020 after its founding members met while working together to preserve a 10,000 year old Indigenous village site in Northampton, MA.
The founding members are:
Mark Andrews, Senior Tribal Resources Monitor, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).
Nohham Cachat-Schilling, Chair, Massachusetts Ethical Archeology Society.
Greg Skibiski, former landowner of the site in Northampton, MA.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Nayyag?
Nayyag is the historic name of the site in Northampton, MA. It means “point land” which makes sense given the huge bend in the Connecticut River there. It has been named this for at least 1,200 years.