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Local Projects

Learn more about past and present archaeological projects conducted by these organizations in Southern Maine:

“The Cape Porpoise Archaeological Alliance (CPAA) is a professionally led citizen science initiative focused on the archipelago of Cape Porpoise, Maine which has seen at least 8,000 years of human activity.”

“The site of Kennebunk’s historic Formerly Enslaved People’s Community (c. 1785-1830) is a significant archaeological resource because it is one of the very few known to exist in Maine. What makes it particularly unique is its early time period, which immediately followed emancipation.”

“The Maine Archaeological Society (TMAS), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1956 and currently consist of professional and avocational archaeologists, as well as individuals of the general public who are interested in furthering the objectives of the society.”

“The Old Berwick Historical Society promotes public awareness of and appreciation for local and regional history through a variety of activities that explore, preserve, interpret, and celebrate the past, and through stewardship of the Counting House and its collections.”

The Old Berwick Historical Society was involved with two recent digs: the Chadbourne Dig and the Old Fields Dig.

The Northeast Archaeology Research Center conducted a study in 2017 for the York River Study Committee to assess whether the York River Watershed was eligible for the “Wild and Scenic River” designation.

The University of New England, based out of Biddeford Maine, has a program called the Coastal Archaeological Field School in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick which has a study focus on the “cultural transitions among coastal hunter-gatherers from ca. 2200 BP to contact, focusing on Cobscook Bay.”

Are you involved in archaeological work in the area and want to share what you are doing?

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