New Hampshire Resources
Web pages of interest:
Great mapping tool that allows user to customize maps with different layers; sorry, but it only covers New Hampshire!
Many of NH deeds are digitized and available to view online. If you prefer to vi the registries in person, directions are available on the website.
New Hampshire’s public archaeology program; find out information about upcoming field schools and training opportunities.
Find information about NH archival holdings or read all 40 volumes of the “NH State Papers”.
Interesting interpretations on stones structures in the New England area
Stone Sites in New Hampshire
NEARA cannot give out addresses to many of the private sites in our archives, but here are some links to sites open to the public in New Hampshire that you may enjoy:
Who built this unusual site? Take a tour and decide for yourself.
Covered in Native American cupules and initialed by colonial explorers,
the smallest of New Hampshire’s state parks figures prominently in the border
battle between New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Located on the corner of Dearbon and Central Streets in Franklin, NH this small park contains an Indian mortar stone used by Native peoples to grind their corn in past centuries. Also look for the fish petroglyph on another boulder in the park.
Designated as a national landmark, this glacial erratic is purported to be the largest one in New England.
Supplement to New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades and Waterfalls (2nd Edition). Countryman Press, 2010. Look for the remains of stone sites around waterfalls while you enjoy the scenery.
One of the natural wonders of New England, the boulder field of glacial erratics wedged inside this extinct volcanic caldera must be seen to be appreciated.
History of New Hampshire:
Old books on town histories are a great source of information about early sites in New Hampshire. The following books on New Hampshire history are available online through Google Books. You may read them online or download them as PDF files or to your e-reader.
Out of print, but buy it on Amazon if you see it!
A great introduction to 10,000 years of New Hampshire archaeological history.
A collection of historic and modern essays exploring the history of the Indians of New Hampshire as seen through the eyes of archaeologists, historians, and early European settlers in the state.
A great book describing the natural history of New Hampshire and the lives of its earliest people.
When you find something in the woods and aren’t sure what it is, Robinson may know. Out of print, but buy it on Amazon.
If you delve into land records, let this book be your guide. Many examples from the text are drawn from NH deeds.
Many historic accounts of abandoned New England hilltop towns. Out of print, but available on Amazon.
A must have book if you spend any time walking in the woods.
Mary puts on her interpretive hat and gives a different view of the famous hill in Salem, NH.
Co-authored by Bob Stone, NEARA founding father and owner of Mystery Hill.