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Abbe Museum | archaeological time periods in Maine __  Learn about the four major time periods in Maine archaeology. - illustrated - From - 


The Abbe Museum's Archaeology Field School __ You will learn about the school and find a current year application. - From -


Archaeological dig in Woolwich __ "In 1654, at the home and trading post of Thomas Ashley on what is now Thwings Point, a group of settlers signed papers forming the first European-style government in the Merrymeeting Bay region."  Read about the archaeological research at this location. - From -  


Archaeological Discovery at Abyssinian Church __ Learn about an important find at this historic church which was important to the Underground Railroad. - From Patricia Erikson -


Archaelogy in the Saco Area __ Not much work has been done there but this article shows there should be. - From -  


Aviation Archaeology in Maine __ "Over 300 major military aviation mishaps have occurred in the State of Maine between the pre-war, WW II, and Cold War eras. Several hundred American, Canadian and British Commonwealth aircrew lost their lives in Maine forests, fields, and waters. A small group of New England amateur Aviation Archaeologists,, affectionately known to our peers as wreckchasers, are working to preserve these stories for future generations." - illustrated -




Category:Archaeological sites in Maine __ Index of articles relating to Maine archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia -


Clark Barn restoration Project __ A rather fun photo essay and general information about the archaeological research needed for the restoration project. - illustrated - From TFCinfo., LLC. -


Cultural Resources Report __ Overview of Maine's historic and archaeological resources including information about geology and climate. - From -


Damariscotta Shell Middens __ Brief article and many bibliographic resources. - From - 
The Devereaux Cove Project __ "Learn about the Penobscot Expedition and shipwreck remains at Devereaux Cove, Stockton Springs, Maine." - illustrated - from Unknown - 


dig: Maine Archaeology Events __ "dig's guide to special archaeological programs, events, and exhibits in Maine" - From -


Earthfast Architecture in Early Maine __ "Recent excavations in Maine, combined with re-analysis of earlier archaeological data has produced significant evidence for widespread earthfast building in this region. These sites are found throughout the territory occupied by the English in the seventeenth century, and represent occupations from the late 1620s to the second quarter of the eighteenth century."  Text of a a paper presented at the Vernacular Architecture Forum annual meeting, Portsmouth New Hampshire, 1992. - From - 


Maine Archaeological Society __ Learn about the organization, accomplishments and goals. - illustrated - From -



Maine Archaeology Museum Directory __ List of archaeology museums in Maine. - From - 


Maine Historic Preservation Commission __ Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments. A lot of information here. - From -  

Maine Preservation Plan Profile __ "A Heritage for the Future: A Plan for Preserving Maine's Historic and Archaeological Resources,..." Learn about the goals and methods of implementation. - From National Park Service -


Maine's Lost Colony __ "Popham's value lies in its failure. Its remains, discovered only nine years ago, have been called one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Unlike Jamestown, Popham's successful sister colony in Virginia, whose footprint changed as it developed, Popham represents a unique, undisturbed time capsule of a very early North American settlement."  You will find an overview of the history and research. - From Smithsonian Magazine -


Norridgewock Archeological District __ A brief overview - From -


NPS Archeology Program: State Submerged Resources Laws __ Learn about law pertaining to underwater archaeology in Maine. - From -


Pemaquid Archeological Site __ A brief overview - From -  



Prehistoric Archaeology __ "The first people known to inhabit Maine, called Paleoindians by archaeologists, moved in from the south or west about 11,000 years ago as the land area of Maine was recovering from its last glaciation."  An overview of prehistoric archaeology in Maine. - From -


Shell Middens Along the Coast __ You will find an overview and detailed history of shell midden archaeology in Maine. - From - 


Virtual Phips __ "From 1986 through 2001, Dr. Robert L, Bradley led a dedicated team of staff and volunteers in the excavation of the Phips Plantation in Woolwich, Maine. The homestead was constructed between 1639 and 1646, and was abandoned and destroyed on August 14, 1676, in a Wabanaki raid during King Phillip's War." Read about the research and learn the results. - illustrated - From Salem State College - 


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