Broad Cove archaeology field trip

As part of their study of archaeology in history class, sixth-graders recently visited with archaeologist Thomas Bennett at the Prince Memorial Library and Broad Cove Reserve in Cumberland to learn about shell middens. At the library, students helped contribute to the archaeological record by conducting a count of the clam shell “hinges” found in an excavation at Littlejohn Island. At Broad Cove Reserve, Mr. Bennett provided context about the Indigenous people who made camp at the site and explained the methods of the excavation conducted there in 2016. In addition to enriching their study of archaeology, the trip provided an opportunity to get outside on a beautiful fall day and enjoy lunch and play on the beach!

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