Grant Submission: Prehistoric Research on the Merrimack Valley
Southern New Hampshire University
Precolonial history continues to be an understudied topic and is a neglected piece of public history. Even when facing thousands of years of historical archaeology, scholars tend to stray away from the opportunity to utilize these sources toward the expansion of America’s precolonial history. A new approach to the study of this topic would remedy this situation by studying regions of America that prove to be hotbeds for archaeological findings. The Merrimack Valley, of Massachusetts, provides an opportunity to refine research as it has a rich archaeological history. Looking through a microscopic lens, a grant proposal will be presented with the intent of studying the precolonial history of the Merrimack Valley, and its artifacts, with the intent of then applying this research to overarching efforts to revise Merrimack Valley’s public history.