The Archaeological Northeast


Despite the advances made in archaeology over the past generation, the Northeast remains the most misunderstood of all the archaeological regions of North America. With a complex environmental history shaped by ice sheets from the last glaciation, and highly acidic soils characteristic of the area, the kinds of organic artifacts found in other areas have been destroyed in the Northeast. The result is a sometimes evasive, particularly complicated, and always fragmentary archaeological record. As the chapters in this volume demonstrate, the Northeast is a region that inspires the development of innovative research designs and thoughtful and relevant questions. Each author has been a graduate student of Dena Dincauze, who has done much to foster understanding of the prehistory of Northeastern North America.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Mary Lou Curran
  • George P. Nicholas
  • Frederick J. Dunford
  • John R. Cross
  • Kenneth E. Sassaman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999