The Legacy of Elizabeth Alden Little
Betty earned a Ph.D. in Physics from M.I.T. as a young woman and later pursued an M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Following this, Betty carried out important research in several areas of particular interest in Nantucket and also broader research questions in the field of Archaeology. Before her death, Betty was working on a manuscript concerning maize agriculture in the Northeast. Her final paper, edited by Elizabeth Chilton, is included in the book. Co-editors, Elizabeth Chilton and Mary Lynne Rainey, organized this Festshrift of chapters written by archaeologists who knew Betty and were influenced by her during her lifetime. The papers cover research areas which were of special interest to Betty.