Duxbury Second Meeting House 2008

Myles Standish Burial Ground
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950 CMR 70

Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts

Historical Commission. Code of Massachusetts Regulations, Title 950,

Part 70. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.


Bower, Beth Ann, and Sheila Charles

1982 Report on the 1975 through 1978 Excavations at the African

Meeting House, Boston: Artifact Processing and Analysis. Report on file at

the MHC.


Browne, Patrick

n.d. 1 Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. Duxbury in Brief: A Historical

Sketch. September 1,2008.


n.d. 2 Duxbury Rural and Historical Society .Duxbury in the Revolution: A

Research Project Revived after 25 years. September 1, 2008.


Deane, Charles

1856 History of Plymouth Plantation. Privately Printed, Boston, MA.

Decima, Elena

1993 The Archaeology of the Wareham High School Site Wareham,

Massachusetts. On file MHC.

Etheridge, George

1893 Copy of the Records of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts From 1642-1770. Avery and Doten Book and Job Printers, Plymouth, MA.

Funk, Robert F.

1972 Early Man in the Northeast and the Late Glacial Environment. Man in

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Griswold, William and William Cooney

2002 Management Summary: Intensive Archaeological Testing at the

Chestnut Hill Meeting House, Blackstone River Valley National Heritage

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Handsman, Russell

1981 Early Capitalism and the Center Village of Canaan, Connecticut: A study

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1892 The Graves of Myles Standish and Other Pilgrims. Publish by the

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Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC)

1981 Reconnaissance Survey Report: Duxbury. Massachusetts Historical

Commission, Boston, MA.

McClelland, Linda Flint, Timothy J. Keller, Genevieve P. Keller and Robert Z.


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McManamon, Francis P.

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Mulholland, Mitchell T.

1984 Patterns of Change in Prehistoric Southern New England: A

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Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Nicholas, George P.

1990 The Archaeology of Early Place; Early Postglacial Land Use and

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Paynter, Robert

1982 Models of Spatial Inequality: Settlement Patterns in Historic

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Root, Dolores

1978 Predictive Model of Prehistoric Subsistence and Settlement on the Outer Continental Shelf. Institute for Conservation Archaeology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge,MA.

Sinnott, Edmund W.

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Thorbahn, Peter1984 Survey and Planning Project Completion Report,

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Thorbahn, Peter, Leonard W. Leopard, Deborah C. Cox and Brona Simon

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1978 The Origin of the New England Village Unpublished Ph.D.

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