NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1964, the New England Antiquities Research Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to disciplined research on the origin and functions of American stone structures and related landscape features. Through its publications and meetings, NEARA provides an open forum for discussion and debate on the significance of such sites within their cultural context. NEARA is an advocate for public awareness of the need to preserve these sites.
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NEARA MEMBERS PARTICIPATE in the search and discovery of new sites and enjoy the challenge of better understanding these sites through the lenses of history, geography, archaeology, and anthropology as well as fields such as deed research, archaeoastronomy, and epigraphy.
Some of these features include stone chambers, stone piles, stone walls, stone circles, propped boulders, petroglyphs, and stone or earthen mounds. Many members volunteer their time and skills to the various research and site dating projects that are currently underway.
NEARA MEMBERS ATTEND annual Spring and Fall conferences where they immerse themselves in awe inspiring presentations by talented researchers both professional and amateur, attend field trips to new and intriguing sites, and form personal connections with other members whose interests parallel their own.
NEARA MEMBERS RECEIVE four (4) yearly periodicals. The Summer and Winter issues of the NEARA JOURNAL which supplies them with fascinating articles & research to ponder and the Spring and Autumn issues of the NEARA TRANSIT, a newsletter which keeps them posted on the latest news, activities, and field trips.
NEARA MEMBERS SEARCH the Online Site Database and browse through digital versions of every Journal & Transit going back to the very first volumes. They also purchase or borrow books online from the extensive collection of research books located at the NEARA Library & Archives in Nashua New Hampshire.
THESE ARE ALL GREAT REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN OUR NEARA COMMUNITY OF ANTIQUARIANS!