Dr. Gaynell Stone was instrumental in the creation of Readings in Long Island Archaeology and Ethnohistory, the series of reference books that, starting in the 1970s, pulled together the foundational sources and background information on archaeology in the region.
In the first part of this two-part interview, Dr. Stone walks us through the fascinating history of Long Island archaeology, uncovering along the way: the myth of the 13 Indian tribes, the importance of Thomas Jefferson, the gravestones of Southampton, and much more. Look for part 2 in two weeks when we discuss the Manors of Long Island!
Stream in the player above or download audio.
- Readings in Long Island Archaeology and Ethnohistory (Click on a title to find in a library via WorldCat)
- Suffolk County Archaeological Association
- Silas Wood on the original Long Island “tribes” (via Google Books)
- Allison Mann describes Freetown [East Hampton]
- Bert Seides and the Terry Ketcham Inn