Cape Cod forms connections with a stripe of islands extended in the direction of New York, traditionally acknowledged by naturalists as the Outer Lands.
There are four sections that comprise Cape Cod. The Upper Cape is the branch of Cape Cod adjoining to the mainland. This part of the Cape comprises the cities of Falmouth, Sandwich, Mashpee and Bourne. The Mid-Cape comprises the towns of Dennis, Barnstable and Yarmouth. There are seven rural communities in Barnstable namely Cotuit, Hyannis, Barnstable, Centerville, Osterville, West Barnstable and Marstons Mills. The Lower Cape is the constricted section of the cape, where it bends stridently to the north. This section includes the towns of Harwich, Orleans, Brewster and Chatham. The Outer Cape is the outer most division, comprising towns of Wellfleet, Truro, Eastham and Provincetown (Cape Cod Plus, “Cape Cod History and Information!”).
Most of Cape Cod’s geological records engage the proceeds and recoils of the preceding continental ice sheet in the late Pleistocene environmental period and the succeeding transformation in sea level. Using radiocarbon dating practice, researchers have confirmed that around 23,000 years ago, the ice sheet attained its highest southward progress over North America, and then in progressed to recoil. By about 18,000 years ago, the ice sheet had recoiled past Cape Cod. By roughly 15,000 years ago, it had left past southern New England.
The Cape Cod experiences a continental climate which is similar to that of the New England, with quick changes. With the influence of Atlantic Ocean, the temperature is normally a few degrees warmer in winter and a few degrees cooler in summer. The Cape also influences a delayed spring season, as surrounded by an ocean that remains cold from the prevailing winter season.
Cape Cod was amongst the initial places established by Europeans in North America. Its Native American inhabitants were devastated