by Michael J. Caduto. Illustrated by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol. Hanover, New Hampshire & London: University Press of New England, 2003. 6x9, cloth & paperback, 288 pages with over 100 photographs and illustrations.
A Time Before New Hampshire
begins with the formation of Earth 4.6 billion years ago and continues with the evolution of the natural environment up until the colonial period. Caduto takes the reader on a journey through the ancient worlds of New Hampshire's past, including first-hand recreations of natural and human environments, journeys through historic landscapes and visits with families of the Alnôbak (Abenaki): New Hampshire's indigenous peoples and their ancestors. Beautiful photographs and stunning illustrations depict past peoples and environments. Detailed maps show the historic trails and traditional ranges of indigenous cultures. Everything presented in the book is grounded in existing research, including geology, glaciology, botany, climatology, ecology, zoology and paleobotany, as well as cultural findings drawn from archaeology and anthropology, written and oral history and current practices among surviving Native peoples.