Tomaquag Rock Shelters

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Tomaquag Rock Shelters
Nearest city Hopkinton, Rhode Island
NRHP reference # 77000011 [1]
Added to NRHP August 12, 1977

The Tomaquag Rock Shelters (RI-HP-1) are a rockshelter site off Burdickville Road in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. The shelters are located under two east-facing granite outcrops in the valley drained by Tomaquag Brook. First discovered in the late 1950s, materials recovered from test excavations resulted in the dating the occupation of one shelter to 800 BCE and the other to 800 CE. Materials recovered include projectile points, stone knives, and evidence of stone tool construction. Both sites included evidence pointing to the presence of a fire pit.[2]

The shelters were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

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References

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Tomaquag Rock Shelters" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-17.


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