The ethnohistorical record indicate that during the 17th century a group of Indians, called the Niantic, occupied the area of southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut. The purpose of this paper is to determine if the archaeological record supports this observation. This is accomplished by the examination of the geographical distribution of several ceramic attributes identified with the pottery type "Niantic Stamped," which researchers have assumed was manufactured by the Niantic Indians.
Puniello, Anthony J.
"Evidence of the Niantic Indians in the Archaeological Record,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
22, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/neha/vol22/iss1/6