The Neville Site: 8,000 Years at Amoskeag, Manchester, New Hampshire

The Neville Site: 8,000 Years at Amoskeag, Manchester, New Hampshire

by Dena Ferran Dincauze


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The 1968 excavation of the Neville Site in Manchester, New Hampshire, was a major event in the archaeological history of New England. Analysis of the site extended the known duration of continuous occupation in the region by some 3,000 years and demonstrated early connections between the New England area and the Southeast. The Neville Site was first occupied nearly 8,000 years ago, when the Eastern coastal plain from North Carolina to New Hampshire was essentially a single cultural province. Current excavations in Manchester have reinvigorated interest in the archaeology of New Hampshire and created a demand for this facsimile edition of the original 1976 publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873659031
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/15/2005
Series: Peabody Museum Monographs , #4
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dena Ferran Dincauze is Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Table of Contents



History and Location of the Site

History of the Investigation

Study Methods

1. Natural History

Geology and Environment

Topography and Structure

What People are Saying About This

Richard A. Boisvert

The Neville Site stands as one of the most important in New Hampshire and New England, and Dincauze's report meticulously describes and interprets a two-meter-thick cultural deposit spanning 8,000 years. The monograph presents a site that has become a benchmark for comparison and analysis throughout the region.
Richard A. Boisvert, New Hampshire State Archaeologist

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