Exploring the Past Forum: Diverse Perspectives in Archaeology
Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10am – 2pm
(Inclement Weather Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024)
Lunch is included in cost, which supports stipends for visiting presenters.
Tim Spahr, ALM, Registered Professional Archaeologist and Principal Investigator for the Cape Porpoise Archaeological Alliance presents a forum for curious minds at all levels that seek to learn, discuss and share insights into the fascinating world of archaeology. Hosted at the Brick Store Museum.
Presenters: Dr. Gemma Hudgell, Archaeologist, Co-owner and Assistant Director of the Northeast Archaeology Research Center (NE ARC).
Highly accomplished with extensive knowledge in archaeology of the UK, southern Africa, and the northeastern United States. Dr. Hudgell’s 18 years of consulting archaeology experience with top-notch cultural resource management services for clients throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Elizabeth Kelley, MFA, is the Senior Artist for the Cape Porpoise Archaeological Alliance.
With drawings published in the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, the Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin and educational websites, Elizabeth has played an important role in documenting the cultural landscape, features and artifacts of peoples who have occupied Cape Porpoise for 8,000 years. In this presentation, Elizabeth will share her experiences and techniques in utilizing art to document local findings in Maine.
Dr. Bonnie Newsom, is a member of the Penobscot Nation and an archaeologist interested in the pre-contact lifeways of Wabanaki peoples. She is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Faculty in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.
Through a captivating blend of oral narratives and archaeological evidence, Dr. Newsom will delve into the deep connection between Wabanaki people and diverse bird species, shedding light on their cultural significance and the valuable insights they provide into past ecologies. Join us for an enlightening presentation titled “Birds in Wabanaki Pasts.”
Dawna Lamson, BA, Senior Field Archaeologist, Cape Porpoise Archaeological Alliance.
Dawna’s archaeological career began in high school only to learn she had a family history in archaeology. Dawna is a testament to the fact that archaeology spans across varied disciplines, making it an enriching and fulfilling journey for curious and sponge-like minds. Her passion for archaeology is evident in her ability to bring the past to life and connect people to the stories of those who came before us.