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Unearthing the Past

Castine -

CASTINE – Museum docent Sarah Grindle recently participated in an archaeological dig at a shell midden at Tranquility Farm in Gouldsboro, Maine. On Tuesday, August 17th, She will talk about her unique experience,¬† “Unearthing the Past”,¬† share photographs from the excavation, and describe the history and organization of the site from 3-4pm on Tuesday, August 17th at the Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street in Castine.

The dig was part of Abbe Museum’s Field School which provided participants with lectures, background information on Maine archaeology, and a hands-on archaeological experience. Some of their finds included: a stone bead, a bear metatarsal, several large chunks of pottery and bone, and a small flint knapping site accompanied by a stone hammer.

Sarah Grindle is a recent graduate of Bucksport High School. She will begin her studies at Maine Maritime Academy in the fall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Fro more information contact the museum at 207 326 9247.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Darren French, Education Coordinator

Telephone Number: (207)326-9247

Website: http://www.wilsonmuseum.org

Email: info@wilsonmuseum.org