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Old Collections, New Analyses: Wabanaki Archaeology at Acadia National Park, Maine
August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Summer Lecture Series: Old Collections, New Analyses: Wabanaki Archaeology at Acadia National Park, Maine
August 9, 2022, 6pm – 7pm
Join us for a FREE evening lecture with Dr. Bonnie Newsom, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Associate Faculty in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.
Acadia National Park (ANP) in Maine is home to at least 24 coastal shell-bearing archaeological sites reflecting the last 3,000 years of Native American life. Most of these sites are threatened by climate change-induced impacts such as sea-level rise and increased storm intensity – the result being an irrecoverable loss of Wabanaki heritage.
In a new study of archaeological collections from previous studies, Wabanaki archaeologists are re-analyzing the material heritage of their ancestors and integrating Wabanaki language and values to inspire deeper connections between past and present peoples. This work is designed to support consultations between ANP staff and Wabanaki communities about Indigenous heritage places in the Park, which will encourage culturally informed decisions on coastal site stewardship and management of sites at risk for loss.
Attend in-person at Schoodic Institute’s Moore Auditorium or remotely via Zoom.
Thank you to our generous sponsor, Darling’s Auto Mall!