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The Stone Structure of Northeastern United States website is a resource for information about historic stone structures, Native American ritual stone structure, and stone quarrying methods in Northeastern United States. It provides information about how to identify these stones structures, their history and purpose.

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 Saint Aspinquid’s Cairn & Mount Agamenticus

Website Last Updated April 9, 2021

 

HISTORIC STRUCTURES

Stone Walls

Town Pounds

Wells & Cisterns

Boundary Markers

Stone Arch Bridges

Lye, Cider Press, & Grooved Stones

Gravestones

Milestones

Culverts

Root Cellars

Inscription rock Site

Field Clearing

Follansbee Rockery
Andover MA (PDF)

Willowdale Mills

NATIVE AMERICAN STRUCTURES

Cairns

Chambers (24)

Pedestal Boulders

Split Stone Features

Reference Materials

Grooved Stones

Symbolism

Niches

ARTICLES & SITES

Native American Worked Stones

Pilot’s Point Stone Mounds

Sandown NH Site

Mount Carbon Site

Gungywamp Site

Gungywamp Theories

Manana Island

Great Meadow Site

Caddy Park

Titicut Site

Indian Mounds -
Newburport MA

Ashburnham MA Site

Cam Site & CSL

CSL Day (2017)

Mount Agamenticus

NEW ENGLAND STONE QUARRYING

Types of Quarries

Quarry Tools

Quarrying Methods

Hoisting Stone

Transporting Stone

Sawing Stone

Star Holes

Historic Images

ARTICLES & SITES

Osgood Graphite Mine

Vermont Marble Quarries
(1890)

Carrara Marble Quarries
(1852)

Fremont NH Barn (1805)

Patch Hill Quarries
Amherst NH

Unitarian Church (1800)

DOCUMENTATION
& FORMS

 
How Document a Site

Easy Instructions

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Documentation Forms

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Site Report Outline

Sample Reports

Standing Stone Niche Site
Great Meadow Site
 

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NEW BOOK

Land of a Thousand Cairns (2020)

NEW ONLINE ARTICLES (2021)

Mary Gage & James Gage, “Challenging the Ives Cairnfield Formation Model” (2021) Read on Acadenia.edu

Abstract: The authors challenge the cairnfield formation model developed by Timothy Ives, Ph.D. and described in his 2015 article “Cairnfields in New England’s Forgotten Pastures.” This challenge paper argues that the key components of the model are not supported by the scientific evidence, in fact they are contradicted by the evidence, that the model is not scientifically valid and it should not be used.

Mary Gage, “Native American Worked Stone at America’s Stonehenge”(2021) [Go to Article]

Mary Gage, “Exploring the Diversity of Projectile Points, Expedient Flake Tools and Ceremonialism on an Occupation Site” (2021) [Go to Article]

Mary Gage & James Gage, Saint Aspinquid’s Cairn & Mount Agamenticus (2021) [Go to Article]

Mary Gage & James Gage, Freetown Cairn Excavation: Developing New Evaluation Approaches for Stone Mounds (2021) Read on Academia.edu

Native American Historical Beliefs and Cultural Concepts
Applicable to Stone Structures

Link to Article

This is a new article by Mary Gage which explores how anthropological evidence (even if does not directly reference stone structures) can be used to further our understanding of Native American ceremonial stone structure site. This article is a work in progress and will be post in parts. The first part is completed and has been posted. The first part deals extensive with the importance of the spiritual realm known as the Underworld in Native American spiritual beliefs. It explores how the Native American’s beliefs and perceptions of the Underworld can be seen in some stone structures.

This 20 minute video explores the diversity of ceremonial stone structures found in New England and northeastern United States. It shows the differences between historic farming and Native American stonework. This video was original developed as a presentation for 9th Annual Native America-Archaeology Roundtable (2014) held in Washington, CT.

 

 

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