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The authors may be reached at info@stonestructures.org for questions. When inquiring about a stone structure(s), photographs along with a written description are extremely helpful.

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ABOUT US

Mary Gage and James (mother & son) have been researching stones structures in Northeastern United States since 1992. Their research has focused on historic agricultural farm structures, stone quarrying technology & methods, and Native American ritual stone structures and landscapes. They have authored journal articles, several books, produced a forty minute documentary film, and maintain the websites www.stonestructures.org & www.mysteryhillnh.info &
www.newenglandrecipes.org

They have focused on developing non-destructive and non-invasive means of researching stone structures. This approach effectively preserves these sites for future researchers while at the same time respecting the cultural sensitivity of Native American ritual sites. Their innovative new approach to studying stone structures is based upon treating the structure itself as a cultural feature or artifact. This new approach is the basis for their book A Handbook of Stones Structures in Northeastern United States.The authors answer questions and provide research assistance to land owners, Native American tribes, federal and state officials, and researchers worldwide.

Their book The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825 (2nd edition) has become the standard reference on the subject. It is consulted by stone masons, libraries, researchers, and institutions in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, and Australia.

James Gage graduated cum laude from University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.A. in History. He currently works for New England Law | Boston. Mary Gage has retired and currently devotes her time to research and writing.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Mary Gage & James Gage (2003), Stories Carved in Stone: The Story of the Dummer Family, the Merrimac Valley Gravestone Carvers, and the Newbury Carved Stones, 1636-1735. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

Mary Gage & James Gage (2005), The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825 2nd Edition. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

Mary Gage & James Gage (2006), A Guide to New England Stone Structures. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

Mary Gage (author) & James Gage (photographer) (2006), America’s Stonehenge Deciphered. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

Mary Gage (author) & James Gage (photographer) (2007), A Guide to America’s Stonehenge. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

Mary Gage & James Gage (2008), A Handbook of Stones Structures in Northeastern United States. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

James Gage (2009), Root Cellars in America: Their History, Design and Construction 1609-1920. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

James Gage (2012), Root Cellars in America: Their History, Design and Construction 1609-1920. 2nd Edition. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

Mary Gage (2012) The Stones of Dogtown & Beyond: Dogtown to Poole Hill. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

Mary Gge & James Gage (2014), Milestones & Guideposts if Massachusetts and Southeastern New Hampshire. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

Documentary Film Productions

James Gage (producer) & Mary Gage (research consultant) (2007), America’s Stonehenge: The History of a Sacred Place [DVD]. Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books. [More Information]

James Gage & Mary Gage (producers) (2007), Native American Ritual Stones Structures in Northeastern United State.

Film Interviews

Mary Gage was interviewed on “Main Streets and Back Roads” Segment of Chronicle TV show October 30, 2003 about the milestones of Newbury, MA.

James Gage was interviewed for “Weird or What?” series for a segment on the America’s Stonehenge site (episode 5, 2010). The showed aired on the Discovery channel. Series was produced by Cineflix, a Canadian based company.

Journal Articles

Mary Gage, “Some Observations on Caddy Park” Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 64 (2) Fall 2003, pp. 22-27. [Full Text: www.stonestructures.org/html/caddy_park.html]

Mary Gage & James Gage, “Manana Island Petroglyph” The Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin, Vol. 44 (1) Spring 2004, pp. 15-20. [Full Text: www.stonestructures.org/html/manana_island.html]

James Gage, “Two Mangum Terrace (Ditch & Embankment) Features, Swan Island, Kennebec River [ME]” Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin Vol. 48 (1), Spring 2008, pp. 19-26.

James Gage, “Stone Chambers in North-eastern United States” Stone Chat (Dry Stone Walling Association, North Wales Branch) no.22 Autumn 2010

James Gage, “Native American Stone Cairns: A Brief Overview” Stone Chat (Dry Stone Walling Association, North Wales Branch) no.23 Spring 2011.

Ezine Articles

James Gage (2008), “America's Stonehenge - A New Theory.”
http://ezinearticles.com/?Americas-Stonehenge---A-New-Theory&id=1069572

James Gage (2008), “A Walk in the Woods - Exploring Stone Cairns and Stone Piles.” http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Walk-in-the-Woods---Exploring-Stone-Cairns-and-Stone-Piles&id=1079870

 

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