Digging Deeper

A Variety of Pages by Researchers, Scholars and Professionals

At it’s core, the HHA Web Site is designed as a place of learning. The site stats, updated with each revision on the home page, show by their steady growth worldwide that you have responded to the explanatory articles and the site’s many pictures.

But as the web master, I am aware that many of you have progressed beyond the basics we present, and desire to dig deeper into the nuts and bolts of History.

Aware of my limitations, I began by approaching Norman Muller, an archaeologist, for permission to transcribe his research paper first published in the journal of NEARA, the New England Antiquities Research Association.

The hits on this web page, “Reinforcing Hopkinton’s Evidence”, show that you are ready to encounter actual research documentation. Not only were you enthusiastic over “the real deal”, but the archaeological community was enthusiastic about being able to communicate with you!  Two other archaeologists have granted me permission to publish some of their research papers as well.

The HHA website is about local application, so where possible, I will insert photos of similar features spoken of in the articles shot in Hopkinton. As you can imagine, it will take me some time to prepare each page, but slowly the quantity of pages in “Digging Deeper” will expand.

At first, the subject matter will be archaeology, the field where the initial break through occurred. But “Digging Deeper” will expand into history and natural history, both areas where there are many qualified researchers and professionals. Please follow your curiosity and dig deep!

Links to Greater Understanding

Stone Structures, James & Mary Gage – This site is encyclopedic in coverage of all things stone which you might find in field or forest, from indigenous to historic, from quarrying to construction.

Besides the many web pages of detailed information, James & Mary are prolific writers, who’s many books are also available, along with other authors in this field. In particular, their book “A Handbook of Stone Structures in Northeastern United States” has become an indispensable guide to classification and understanding of what you encounter outdoors. Their site also offers videos, stone mason tools and field equipment

New England Antiquities Research Association, (NEARA)

The NEARA website connects you to a body of information and research by amateur and professional archaeologists and their research. There is much here to satisfy your curiosity for digging deeper into the local Hopkinton and New England past.