Recommended Reading on NE Archaeology


A Handbook of Indian Artifacts from Southern New England by William Fowler, revised by Curtiss Hoffman (1990: Massachusetts Archaeological Society. Middleborough, MA)   Available at our on-line store. 


People of the Fresh Water Lake: A Prehistory of Westborough, MA by Curtiss Hoffman (1990: Peter Lang. New York)

Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World by Jack Weatherford (1988: Ballantine Books)

Indian New England Before the Mayflower by Howard Russell (1980: University Press, Hanover, NH) 

The Original Vermonter: Native Inhabitants Past and Present by William Haviland and Marjory Power (1981: University Press of New England)

Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile by John Mitchell (1984: Warner Books, New York)

Guide to Indian Artifacts of the Northeast by Roger Moeller (1984: Hancock House Publishers, Ltd., Blaine, WA)

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England by Walter Cronon (1983: Hill and Wang, New York)

The Practical Archaeologist: How We Know What We Know About the Past by Jane Mclntosh (1985: Facts on File Publications, New York)

The Archaeology of New England by Dean Snow (1980: Academic Press. San Diego)

Biographies and Legends of the New England Indians Volumes I-V by Leo Bonfanti (Pride Publications, Inc., Box 13. Wakefield, MA)

The European and the Indian: Essays in Ethnohistory of Colonial North America by James Axtell (1981: Oxford University Press, New York)

The Wampanoag by Laurie Weinstein-Farson (1989, Chelsea House Publishers)

Of Special Interest for Elementary School Teachers: 

The Native People of the Northeast Woodland: An Educational Resource Publications by Judith Brundin (1990 Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, New York)

Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children by Michael Caduto and Joseph Bruchac (1988. Fulcrum, Inc. Golden, CO)



First Peoples of the Northeast by David and Esther Braun (1994 Moccasin Hill Press, Bedford MA)   Available at our on-line store.


Native American Source Book: A Teacher’s Resource on New England Native Peoples by Barbara Robinson (1988; Concord Museum, Concord, MA) 

Recommended reading on New England Archaeology:

Archaeological Investigations at the Carns Site, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, by James Bradley, $7.50

This book is published by the Northeast Regional Archaeology Program of the National Park Service in 2005 as Number 3 in its series Occasional Publications in Field Archaeology. The book may be purchased directly from the Eastern National Bookstore at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, Cape Cod National Seashore, Rt 6, Eastham, MA 02642. Phone # 508-255-6860.

The Neville Site: 8,000 Years at Amoskeag, Manchester, New Hampshire  by Dena Ferran Dincauze, Harvard University Press, 2006, $25.00   Read more about this book here.



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