The archaeology of southern New England

Photo: Chiastolite crystal from hornfels flake from the Cooper Site, Lyme, Connecticut derived from sources in New Jersey.

I remain fascinated by the history and prehistory of southern New England and its rich, underused database of material for archaeological study.  I remain particularly interested in the use of stone raw material to demonstrate past social networks, for example, linking artifacts from sites in Connecticut to sources in the mid-Atlantic.


Thorson, Robert & Christian Tryon
2003 Bluff-top sand sheets in northeastern archaeology; a physical transport model and application to the Neville site, Amoskeag Falls, New Hampshire. In Geoarchaeology of Lanscapes in the Glaciated Northeast. J.P. Hart & D.L. Cremeens, ed. pdf

Tryon, Christian & Anthony Philpotts
1997 Possible sources of mylonite and hornfels debitage from the Cooper site, Lyme, Connecticut. Bulletin of the Archaeology Society of Connecticut 60:3-13. pdf