Sixth-grade archaeology trip to Broad Cove Reserve

Sixth-grade students recently visited with archaeologist Thomas Bennett at the Prince Memorial Library and Broad Cove Reserve in Cumberland to learn about shell middens. Students contributed to the archaeological record by conducting a count of the clam shell “hinges” found in an excavation at Littlejohn Island. Mr. Bennett also provided context about the Indigenous people who made camp at the site and explained the methods of the excavation conducted at the Broad Cove Reserve in 2016. In addition to enriching their study of archeology, this trip provided an opportunity to get outside on a beautiful fall day and enjoy lunch and play on the beach!


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