For decades it has been widely recognised internationally that in addition to traditional architectural study and historical research, archaeological research must form an integral part of a built-heritage conservation programme. Heritage legislation in Bermuda, however, does not require that archaeology or archaeological approaches to recording be conducted on historic houses. These omissions place the cultural integrity of some of the oldest English-tradition historic houses in the Western Hemisphere in jeopardy. A case study of The Cocoon, a reputed 18th-century residential building in Warwick Parish, Bermuda, illustrates how a comprehensive conservation approach may be conducted and the type of information that can be derived from a short-term study.
Triggs, John R., "Peering into The Cocoon: Archaeology as a Strategy for Conserving Bermuda’s Vernacular Architecture" (2006). Archaeology Faculty Publications. Paper 5.