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Toward an Archaeology of the Pocumtuck Homeland: Critical Archaeology and the UMass Archaeological Field School
Selected Works of Elizabeth S. Chilton (1995)
  • Arthur S Keene, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Elizabeth S Chilton, University of Massachusetts
Abstract
In the 17th century, what is now known as the town of Deerfield marked the center of the homeland of the Pocumtuck people. The story of the Pocumtuck has been largely a footnote to the history of the English expansion into the Connecticut River Valley. Ethnohistoric representations have been scanty and archaeological sites scarce. Here we report on our efforts to write an archaeology of the Pocumtuck homeland. We describe long-term research at the Pine Hill site–a multicomponent site located at the center of the historic homeland–and summarize findings on Late Woodland artifact variability, feature function, and subsistence.
Keywords
  • UMass Archaeological Field School
Disciplines
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Citation Information
Arthur S Keene and Elizabeth S Chilton. "Toward an Archaeology of the Pocumtuck Homeland: Critical Archaeology and the UMass Archaeological Field School" Selected Works of Elizabeth S. Chilton (1995)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chilton_elizabeth/1/