Foster Cove Archeological Site

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Foster Cove Archeological Site
Nearest city Charlestown, Rhode Island
NRHP Reference # 80000018 [1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1980

Foster Cove Archeological Site, designated RI-CH-2 and later RI-16 in state surveys, is a prehistoric archaeological site in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Located within the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, it is a Native American habitation site dating to the Woodland Period.[2] It was identified in 1974 during a survey of the former Naval Auxiliary Air Station Charlestown by state archaeologists, in which two trenches included finds from the site. Test pits were dug in 1979 by the state to determine the extent of the site.[3]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resources Inventory, Long Island Sound" (PDF). US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 2014-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Ordnance and Explosives Archives Search Report" (PDF). Town of Charlestown. Retrieved 2016-10-27.