Salt Pond Archaeological Site
The story at a glance...
The twenty-five acre Salt Pond Archaeological Site contains the remains of a large coastal village dating from 1250, the most complex and intact pre-contact village site discovered in New England, is proposed for a housing development. For now, the oversight of the proposed development has resulted in a stalemate. The Salt Pond Archaeological Site is a special place that should be in conservation hands - forever preserving this rare survivor from Rhode Island's ancient past. Once lost, it cannot be recreated.
October 18, 2009 - Dig uncovers significant historical site in Narragansett
November 9, 2009 - R.I. says developer falls short in federal lawsuit