Gardiner Pond Shell Midden

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Gardiner Pond Shell Midden
Location Middletown, Rhode Island
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NRHP Reference # 85000718[1]
Added to NRHP April 12, 1985

The Gardiner Pond Shell Midden (also known as RI-101W) is a prehistoric archaeological site in Middletown, Rhode Island. The site includes a large shell midden, in which archaeological finds have been made dating the area's human habitation to the Middle and Late Woodland Period. Finds at the site include agricultural tools such as hoes, planting tools, and stone mortars and pestles.[2] The midden is on the grounds of the Norman Bird Sanctuary.[3]

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Haverington, Christine (2012). Middletown. Arcadia Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 9780738592480.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Norman Bird Sanctuary Trail Map" (PDF). Norman Bird Sanctuary. Retrieved 2014-10-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>