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Abbe Museum | archaeological time periods in Maine __  Learn about the four major time periods in Maine archaeology. - illustrated - From abbemuseum.org - http://www.abbemuseum.org/pages/archaeology/archaeology-maine-timeline.html 

 

The Abbe Museum's Archaeology Field School __ You will learn about the school and find a current year application. - From abbemuseum.org - http://www.abbemuseum.org/pages/archaeology/archaeology-field-school.html

 

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 newmainetimes.org - http://www.newmainetimes.org/articles/2011/07/27/archaeological-dig-woolwich/  

 

Archaeological Discovery at Abyssinian Church __ Learn about an important find at this historic church which was important to the Underground Railroad. - From Patricia Erikson - http://heritageinmaine.blogspot.com/2011/09/archaeological-discovery-at-abyssinian.html

 

Archaelogy in the Saco Area __ Not much work has been done there but this article shows there should be. - From sacomaine.org - http://www.sacomaine.org/community/history/archaeology.shtml  

 

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 - http://www.geocities.com/petef86a/

 

 

 

Category:Archaeological sites in Maine __ Index of articles relating to Maine archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Archaeological_sites_in_Maine

 

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. - http://martin.tfcinfo.com/

 

Cultural Resources Report __ Overview of Maine's historic and archaeological resources including information about geology and climate. - From fws.gov - http://www.fws.gov/northeast/planning/Rachel%20Carson/FinalCCP/APPENDIX_H.pdf

 

Damariscotta Shell Middens __ Brief article and many bibliographic resources. - From davistownmuseum.org - http://www.davistownmuseum.org/bibNorCont.htm 
 
The Devereaux Cove Project __ "Learn about the Penobscot Expedition and shipwreck remains at Devereaux Cove, Stockton Springs, Maine." - illustrated - from Unknown - http://members.tripod.com/penobscot1779/index.html 

 

dig: Maine Archaeology Events __ "dig's guide to special archaeological programs, events, and exhibits in Maine" - From digonsite.com - http://www.digonsite.com/guide/maine.html

 

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 salemstate.edu - http://beacon.salemstate.edu/~ebaker/earthfast/earthfastpaper.html 

 

Maine Archaeological Society __ Learn about the organization, accomplishments and goals. - illustrated - From mainearchsociety.org - http://mainearchsociety.org/

 

 

Maine Archaeology Museum Directory __ List of archaeology museums in Maine. - From museumsusa.org - http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/?k=1271407%2CCategoryID%3A1601640%3BState%3AME%3Bdirectoryid%3A200454 

 

Maine Historic Preservation Commission __ Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments. A lot of information here. - From maine.gov - http://www.maine.gov/mhpc/  


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 - http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/pad/stateplans/maine.htm

 

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 - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Maines_Lost_Colony.html

 

Norridgewock Archeological District __ A brief overview - From nps.gov - http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=2150&ResourceType=

 

NPS Archeology Program: State Submerged Resources Laws __ Learn about law pertaining to underwater archaeology in Maine. - From nps.gov - http://www.nps.gov/archeology/sites/stateSubmerged/maine.htm

 

Pemaquid Archeological Site __ A brief overview - From nps.gov - http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=886&ResourceType=Site  

 

 

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 maine.gov - http://www.maine.gov/mhpc/archaeology/prehistoric_archaeology.html

 

Shell Middens Along the Coast __ You will find an overview and detailed history of shell midden archaeology in Maine. - From mpbn.net - http://www.mpbn.net/homestom/ch4shelmid.html 

 

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 - http://www.salemstate.edu/%7Eebaker/Phipsweb/phipsindex.html 



 

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