Title

A mix of professional archeologists, students, local volunteers, and paying part

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-2002

Pages

60-63, 90-91

Abstract

A mix of professional archeologists, students, local volunteers, and paying participants in a Maine State Museum Field School Program are involved in an archeological dig at Fort St. George, the principal settlement of the short-lived (1607-08) Popham Colony, located at the mouth of the Kennebec River, just ten miles south of Bath. The project, which is sponsored in part by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, is being conducted under the leadership of Dr. Jeffrey Brain, a senior research associate at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Brain first "discovered" the largely forgotten Fort St. George site while vacationing in the area in the early 1990s. After an initial excavation in 1994, he secured funding and resumed the dig in 1997. The fort was settled by a party of aristocrats led by George Popham and Raleigh Gilbert.

Subjects

Archaeology, Fort St George Popham, Brain, Jeffrey

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