L.L. Bean Lecture: Isles of Shoals Archaeology

"The Isles of Shoals: 5,000 Years of Marine Ecology"

Join Shoals Marine Laboratory and the L.L. Bean Freeport Store for this fanastic lecture!

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Camping Atrium, Freeport, Maine

• Dr. Nathan Hamilton (University of Southern Maine)
• Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley (Shoals Marine Laboratory)
• Dr. Jennifer Seavey (Executive Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory)

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Learn about the fascinating archaeology of 17th century fishing stations, with a focus on Maine's Isles of Shoals. Professor Hamilton and Dr. Hadlock Seeley will discuss how archaeology can help us understand coastal ecology of the past, including absent invaders, extinct predators (sea mink), and giant cod. Dr. Seavey will close with a discussion of the connection between human ecology of the past and present day life in the Isles of Shoals. 

The protracted record of 5,000 years of prehistory and 400 years of human adaptation to marine resources along the New Hampshire and Maine coasts offers an opportunity to establish a record of marine resource utilization. Recent excavations on Smuttynose Island and earlier work on Appledore Island form the basis of this study. Join us for an informative talk about impressive research!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Shoals Marine Laboratory, which has provided unparalleled opportunities for historical archaeology in the Gulf of Maine.

No registration necessary! This lecture is free and open to the public.

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