Category Archives: Burial

Gregory Frank Walwer

Walwer, Gregory Frank. Native American Mortuary Practices. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI, 1998.

Walwer studied archaeological evidence that gave details about the burial rituals of natives in Connecticut east of the Connecticut River. Although not directly related to the Farmington River Valley natives specifically, Walwer’s findings distinguish finds about general burial trends that might have in fact been more widespread than his region of study. The author’s analysis on burials over the course of thousands of years includes inferences about what this indicated of social society at certain times.

William M. Vibert

Vibert, William M. Three Centuries of Simsbury: 1670-1970. Simsbury, CT: Simsbury Tercentenary Committee Inc, 1970.

Vibert covers almost all areas of Simsbury and Massacoe history. He gives details on Massacoe territory, villages, burial grounds, food, weapons and native legends.

Robert J. Miller

Miller, Robert J. “Forest Lighthouse Archaeology Gives Form to Tale of a Marginal Community.” Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT), August 16, 2003.

Miller writes this article about the Lighthouse settlement in Barkhamsted. The legend of the settlement’s history is questioned, but is then partially backed up by archaeological research by Feder.