Hiking Ruins Southern New England is a guide to hiking archaeological sites in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Many people have no idea that there are archaeological sites in the area, on public lands where they are allowed to hike.
Each of the 40 hikes are described with a map and summary information that delivers the trail's vital statistics, including distance, difficulty, fees and permits, schedule, canine compatibility, and trail contacts. Directions to the trailhead are provided, along with a general description of what you'll see along the way. A detailed route finder (miles and directions) describes significant landmarks along the trail.
This book aims to show that there are many interesting archaeological and historical places throughout the area that people can explore.
Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About (with more than 1.25 million copies in print). She has written more than 80 books and calendars, mostly lists, including 5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone, Self-Meditation, Instant Karma, and Hiking is Fundamental (Falcon Guides).
Dr. Kipfer holds a PhD in Archaeology (Greenwich University), a PhD and MPhil in Linguistics (University of Exeter), an MA (Greenwich University) and PhD in Buddhist Studies (Akamai University), and a BS in Physical Education from Valparaiso University. She is the Senior Lexicographer of Zeta Global and has worked for companies such as Google, Dictionary.com, General Electric Research, IBM Research, idealab, and WolframAlpha. She is a Registered Professional Archaeologist. Her website is www.thingstobehappyabout.com. Barbara is now an avid hiker and learning new things with each hike.
Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni is emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist and an associate research professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut. He served as the state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Bellantoni is the co-editor of In Remembrance: Archaeology and Death (1997) and has also contributed to journals such as the Journal of Forensic Science, Journal of Archaeological Science, and to the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. He most recently has authored The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry 'Opukaha'ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk and And So The Tomb Remained: Exploring Archaeology and forensic Science in Connecticut’s Historical Family Mausolea. He has been excavating in Connecticut for over 40 years.