Title

"Inside Maine" piece on the Damariscotta shell heaps, piles of 3,000-year-old sh

Authors

Andrew Vietze

Source

Down East

Date

5-1-1997

Pages

17

Abstract

"Inside Maine" piece on the Damariscotta shell heaps, piles of 3,000-year-old shells that natives discarded on the shore of Great Salt Bay after feasts. There are several sites that the oyster heaps sit on, the most extensive of which is known as the Glidden Midden, just off Glidden Street in Newcastle. The Salt Bay Heritage Trail leads to the mound which is 100 feet long and tall as a tree. The Maine State Museum in Augusta has an exhibit on shell heaps.

Subjects

Indian shell heaps

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