I received an e-mail yesterday concerning a possible site in MA threatened by development. According to the author of the e-mail, plans are currently underway to build 200 condos on Simon's Hill in Norwell, MA.
Are there stone structures on Simon's Hill? Unfortunately, I'm 1700 miles away so I don't know. But I can tell you that Simon's Hill is chock full of Native history. The hill itself is named for an Indian who lived there. Furthermore, the Massachusetts Historical Commission wrote in a Reconnaissance Report in their Town Survey between 1979 and 1987 that on and about Simon's Hill were evidences of Late Woodland, First Period, and Colonial Period Native occupation. In fact, it says, "vestiges of native population," occupied the site as late as the latter half of the 18th century.
According to the topo map from the 19th century above, the hill is surrounded by two swamps. Both swamps have very interesting names. One is called Burnt Plain Swamp -- perhaps named for the twice-yearly burning done by the Indians near that site? The other is called Hoop Pole Swamp -- the Native American hoop and pole game perhaps?
Nonetheless, this site has so much Native history and is very much threatened. If anyone out there could do some investigating, I think this one may be worthwhile.