The Maine Archaeological Society
Promoting archaeological awareness through education and publication, and encouraging archaeological conservation
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News and Upcoming Events
Maine Archaeology Month Lecture
October 29, 2019 at 4:00pm
Torben Rick, PhD – Curator of North American Archaeology, National Museum of Natural History will be presenting “From the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene: Archaeology and the Future of California Island Ecosystems”
Interdisciplinary archaeological research documents 13,000 years of Chumash interactions with marine and terrestrial ecosystems on California’s Channel Islands. Integration of these data with historical and modern environmental records demonstrates the potential of archaeology to enhance conservation and management of a variety of ecosystems and organisms.
Location: Bodwell Area, Collins Center for the Arts - University of Maine Orono
Fall Annual Meeting
October 27, 2019 from 10:30am to 3:00pm
Arthur Spiess of MHPC will kick things off with a talk concerning the significance of Maine’s varied archaeology, recording archaeological sites and the contributions of Maine avocational archaeologists. If you have an artifact collection, please bring it along to share. We will have tables set up for people to layout artifacts including collections provided by MHPC representing varied pre and postcontact sites. The lectures (technology in the archaeological field) will be followed by an indoor flint knapping demonstration. Lunch can be spent exploring the Arboretum (weather permitting) and after lunch we will gather to see, talk, and learn about the deep cultural and historical significance of the collections.
Location: Viles Arboretum in Augusta
Spring Annual Meeting
April 28, 2019 at 11 AM
The Maine Archaeological Society will be hosting its Spring Meeting with lectures on the development of 18th century commerce and community, Abenaki diplomatic warfare (1749-1754), and paleoindian excavation at the Michaud site. See our Facebook for more details.
Location: Bowdoin College in the Smith Auditorium
13th Annual Flint Knapp-In 2019
April 6, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Free admission and open to the public! Please come join us and take part in stone tool making, atal-atal throwing, prehistoric art drawings, Prehistoric Art presentations and much more! The first 15 people to arrive will be awarded a gift bag! Hope to see everyone there! Check us out on Facebook here.
Location: 37 College Avenue, Gorham, ME 04038 (Bailey Hall 3rd Floor)
Common Ground Fair
September 22nd to 23rd
The Maine Archaeological Society tabled at the Common Ground Country Fair on September 22nd and 23rd of 2018.
Location: Unity, Maine
October 7, 2018
The meeting featured lectures on the history and archaeology of the Pownalborough Court House built in 1761, and the nearby Dresden Falls archaeological site. In the afternoon there was a tour of the Court House and open exhibits.