Lengthy article on the state of archaeological investigation in Maine. Investi
Lengthy article on the state of archaeological investigation in Maine. Investigation is given impetus by federally mandated surveys to determine whether major construction, like the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline project, might disturb sites. Profiles of Bruce Bourque, chief archaeologist of the Maine State Museum, and Deborah Wilson, who led the Indiantown Island dig for the Boothbay Region Land Trust, on which a 400-page report was published this year. They are two of only eight professional archaeologists in the state. With details on: the Indiantown dig, which utilized dedicated volunteers, and the Turner Farm site dig on North Haven; the Maine State Museum, which has one of the largest collections of Indian artifacts in the country; Bourque's theories of the dynamic settlement patterns in the prehistoric human era; and information on how Maine's early inhabitants lived.
Archaeology, Bourque, Bruce, Wilson, Deborah
Rooks, Douglas, "Lengthy article on the state of archaeological investigation in Maine. Investi" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3447.