Belfast Area High School archaeology class visits Hudson Museum at UMaine

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 2:15pm

Belfast Area High School students in Chip Lagerbom’s Archaeology class recently traveled to the University of Maine to visit the Hudson Museum and its collection of Pre-Columbian and Wabanaki material.

A guided tour was provided as students learned of the material culture of early Mainers. They then proceeded to the university’s historic archaeology lab in South Stevens Hall where they got to work with and discuss excavated material from an American Revolutionary War Truckhouse on the Penobscot River. This site actually provided the basis for Mr. Lagerbom’s MA in history and archaeology.

Lunch at the Memorial Union was followed by a quick tour of Fogler Library and a group photo on its steps. One of the students, senior Lily Christian, will be attending UMaine in Orono this fall in the Anthropology and Archaeology Department.