Merryspring speaker to discuss archaeological site Feb. 25

Feb 06, 2020
Harbour Mitchell working on location at Merryspring.
Camden —

Archaeologist Harbour Mitchell will return to Merryspring Nature Center to discuss more of his archeological findings at Merryspring, Tuesday, Feb. 25, at noon.

The Elisha Gibbs Homestead Site, discovered in 2018, dates to Camden’s earliest settlement in the 1770s. The site represents not only the earliest European settlement in Camden and Rockport, but a period when a small Continental militia force and a few Penobscot warriors, might have been all that stood between the British and southern New England. In this talk, Mitchell will discuss his archaeological efforts at the site and why he believes it was critical to Midcoast Maine’s defense during the Revolutionary War.

Mitchell’s archaeological career extends nearly 30 years and includes working for the University of Maine, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission in Augusta, the Department of Agriculture and professional archaeological contractors throughout the region. His research continues today as private efforts in Midcoast Maine.

This lecture is part of the Winter Talk series at Merryspring, Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring.

For more information,contact or call 236-2239.


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