Monday, February 26, 2007

Connecticut housing site could hold ancient graves, artifacts
The Connecticut state archaeologist has asked the private developer of a high-end residential complex to conduct an archaeological survey of the site, which is located near the mouth of a tidal river where indigenous people hunted, fished, grew corn, beans and squash, and buried their dead thousands of years ago.

State archaeologist Nick Bellantoni said the 42-acre Madison Landing site near the Hammonasset River, where LeylandAlliance LLC, of Tuxedo, N.Y., plans to build 127 units of age-restricted houses and condominiums, has a ''high probability'' of being an ancient American Indian site.

A pre-contact Native site located on the property is documented in the state's archaeological site files. The site was reported to the state more than 30 years ago by people who said they had found stone tools there. The property includes a small-plane airport that recently shut down after 60 years of operation.

That's a pretty good article. That publication has seemed to produce some pretty good articles in the past, too.