Discovering Maine’s 16th Century through Archaeology

On this 21-minute YouTube video, explore southern Maine’s 16th century history through archaeology with this May, 2020 program presented on the Brick Store Museum’s 16th Century Saturday Series, supported by the Maine Humanities Council, and sponsored by Kennebunk Savings and Maine 200  (Left) A 1605 map of the Saco River along the Maine coast done by Samuel deChamplain shows the area that the author studied. Arthur Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor of Archaeology, Dept. of Society, Culture, & Languages at University of New England also described a map of places from which the artifacts he found were derived through trade among Native tribes.The video shows one of the dig pits at the Saco River site from which hundreds of stone and pottery shards were found as well as some of the pottery pieces from which burned on food residue could be analyzed along residue from making stone tools.