Monday, August 19 – Thursday, August 22, 2019
Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership
PO Box 1280, Rockland
Fieldwork will be comprised of demonstrations of Wabanaki stone working techniques as well as nineteenth century granite quarrying and dressing. We will continue to survey and map the island's many remaining anthropogenic features. We will also conduct excavation work on selected locations in order to determine the extent of Wabanaki presence, and also to gain a more nuanced understanding of the lives and habits of the significant granite working population which peaked in the late 1800's, and which has limited historical documentation.
Jeff Benjamin is an archaeologist and artist living and working in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. His work is concerned with the sensory and emotive aspects of American industrialization as antecedent conditions for climate change, and as possible guideposts for egress. He is currently a PhD candidate in archaeology at Columbia University.
Dr. Arthur Anderson is an archaeologist in the Department of Society, Culture and Languages at the University of New England. He studies the protohistoric period on the coast of the Maritime Peninsula, with a focus on material culture.