These reports were prepared for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration and are on file at the Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission.Of additional interest is a report by Janice Artemel and others, Providence Covelands Phase III Report (1984), prepared for the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, on file at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & heritage Commission. Waller, Jr., Late Woodland Settlement and Subsistence along the Point Judith Pond of Southern New England, University of Connecticut at Storrs (1998), suggests that maize agriculture had a prominent role in Indian society prior to the arrival of Europeans. Bragdon's Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650, University of Oklahoma Press (1996) provides an excellent description of the social, economic, and political circumstances of contact between Europeans and Native people. Grumet's Historic Contact: Indian People and Colonists in Today's Northeastern United States in the Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries, University of Oklahoma Press (1995) is a comprehensive treatment of the period that includes references for much of the unpublished literature. Two excellent histories of the period are Neal Salisbury's Manitou and Providence: Indians, Europeans, and the Making of New England, 1500-1634, Oxford University Press (1982) and William Cronon's Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England, Hill and Wang (1983).Both reports were prepared for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration and are on file at RIDOT and the RIHPHC.The intensification of food gathering and the growth in population is discussed in David J. to the Present," in Enduring Traditions: The Native Peoples of New England, edited by Laurie Weinstein, Bergen & Garvey (1994).Lafantasie's The Correspondence of Roger Williams, University Press of New England (1988) with Mr.Lafantasie's very fine notes on Indian matters, is indispensable.Several exemplary unpublished reports were used to write the text of this chapter: Russell Handsman's A Homelands Model and Interior Sites: A Phase II Archaeological Study of Rhode Island Site 2050, Phenix Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island (1995); E.
These reports have a limited circulation out of a concern for protecting the locations of archaeological sites from those who would damage them.The following is taken from Native American Archaeology in Rhode Island, published by the RIHPHC in 2002 and available for purchase through the Commission.The sections in the bibliography correspond to chapters in the book and provide a brief discussion of some of the more accessible written sources covering a variety of historical, archaeological, and methodological topics.An overview of the RI 1000 Narragansett Indian burial ground project is presented in Paul A. Kelley, "Ethnohistorical Accounts as a Method of Assessing Health, Disease, and Population Decline Among Native Americans," in Donald J. Aufdeheide, editors, Human Paleopathology: Current Syntheses and Future Options, Smithsonian Press (1991); Patricia E.Rubertone, "Archaeology, Colonialism, and 17th-Century Native America: Towards an Alternative Interpretation," in R.