America's Stonehenge: The Mystery Hill Story

David Goudsward with Robert E. Stone
Foreword by Malcolm Pearson
Boston, MA: Branden Books. 2003
0-8283-2074-0

An interpretative history of the Mystery Hill Historic Site in Salem, NH. Comprised of an acre of stone structures surrounded by a 12-acre calendar, astronomical alignments and carbon dating indicate this site, also known as "America's Stonehenge" was built 4000 years ago. In his latest book, Goudsward and his co-author Robert Stone explore the historical and prehistoric clues left behind at the archaeology site once described as a "mystery wrapped in an enigma." The history of the site is examined and traced from the clues left behind from visitors, residents and researchers, and how that has led to today's research and the current interpretation of the evidence.


Ancient Stone Sites of New England And the Debate over Early European Exploration

David Goudsward
Foreword by Niven Sinclair
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. 2006
0-7864-2462-1

In New England today, there are megaliths, stone chambers and structures, carvings and petroglyphs that defy easy explanation. This work presents an examination of various unexplained historical remains in New England. From the most notorious to the lesser known, it explores not only the layout and dimensions of such sites but also the history and possible explanations for their existence. Theories regarding Norse, Phoenician, Irish, Celtic and Native American origins are presented here in an impartial and logical manner. Sites discussed include Mystery Hill in North Salem, New Hampshire (also known as America�s Stonehenge); Dighton Rock in Berkley, Massachusetts; Newport Tower in Rhode Island; and the Bellows Falls Petroglyphs in Vermont. An appendix provides information regarding sites open to the public.


Westford Knight and Henry Sinclair

David Goudsward
Foreword by Bob Stone
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. 2006
ISBN-13: 978-0786446490


The Westford Knight is a controversial stone feature in Massachusetts. Some believe it is an effigy of a 14th century knight, evidence carved into stone of an early European visit to the New World by Henry Sinclair, the Earl of Orkney and Lord of Roslin. In 1954, an archaeologist encountered the mysterious stone carving, long known to locals and ascribed a variety of origin stories, and proposed it to be a remnant of the Sinclair expedition.

The story of the Westford Knight is a mix of history, archaeology, sociology, and Knights Templar lore. This work unravels the threads of the Knight’s history, separating fact from fantasy.