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The Roque Island Archaeological Project, Maine, USA: Methodologies and Results

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Title: The Roque Island Archaeological Project, Maine, USA: Methodologies and Results
Authors: Belcher, William R.
Sanger, David
LC Subject Headings: Passamaquoddy Bay (N.B. and Me.)
Maine--History
Excavations (Archaeology)
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Journal of the North Atlantic
Citation: Belcher, W., & Sanger, D. (2017). The Roque Island Archaeological Project, Maine, USA. Journal of the North Atlantic, 10, 126–142.
Abstract: Between the early 1970s and to the mid-1990s, David Sanger was largely responsible for a series of large-scale regional survey and excavation projects throughout Passamaquoddy Bay (New Brunswick) and the central/Downeast coasts of Maine. While resulting in an important understanding of the paleoenvironment and prehistoric/historic resource exploitation along the Gulf of Maine, these projects also allowed the development of a unified analytical strategy for the excavation of shell middens using column sampling, documentation, and excavation protocols, as well as sediment analysis and classification. This strategy is detailed below along with a summary of excavations from the Great Spruce Island site (61-17) in the Roque Island Archipelago, Downeast region, ME, USA. Pre-European occupation at this specific site ranges from before 3000 years B.P. to ca. 400 years B.P.
Pages/Duration: 17 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10790/3344
DOI: 10.3721/037.002.sp1013
Rights: The publisher, Eagle Hill Institute reserves the copyright to all its publications. Any reproduction, other than for an individual's own personal and private use, or distribution of journal content is prohibited without written permission from Eagle Hill Institute.
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