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Casco Bay Archaeological Project Presentation

Sunday, March 19 at 1pm at the Hall

and

on Zoom 829-6247-6056

 

If you have ever wondered about the people who inhabited Chebeague for more than 4000 years, there will be a presentation and discussion led by a USM archaeologist. The Chebeague Island Historical Society is pleased to partner with the Project.  If you attended last summer’s meeting, you won’t want to miss the next chapter! The following is their press release.

 

Maine’s island communities are the primary stewards of archaeological heritage. The Casco Bay Archaeological Project connects archaeologists, island communities, and natural and cultural heritage organizations in their shared concerns for preserving Maine’s shell midden sites. Zoe Jopp and Dr. Erin Crowley-Champoux have been working with Thomas Bennett, who directs the Project, and USM's archaeological collections to develop a mobile exhibit with animal bone remains and artifacts from Paul Barker's 1960s excavations on Goose Island and Little Chebeague Island. We'll be coming to Chebeague to talk, answer questions, and share information about Maine's shell middens (their potential and their threats), previous archaeological surveys, and the renewed archaeological excavation in the Bay.

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