University of Maine faculty will present at the annual meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation (ESAF)/Maine Archaeological Society Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in South Portland. Approximately 400 archaeologists, scholars and historians from every state on the Eastern Seaboard are expected to attend.
Raymond Pelletier, associate director of the Canadian-American Center at UMaine, will serve on the panel of presenters at the session titled “The Archaeology of Acadian Maine,” on Nov. 2. Gretchen Faulkner, director of the Hudson Museum at UMaine, will present one of the featured papers at the conference, titled “At the Edge of Acadia.”
Brian Robinson, a professor of archaeology at UMaine, and Joseph and Alice Kelley of the UMaine School of Earth and Climate Sciences are also expected to present.
This will be the 80th annual meeting of the ESAF, which focuses on the study of American archaeology. The event will also feature a Saturday evening banquet with a focus on “Futurescapes of the Northern Gulf Coast of Florida: How Thousands of Years of Rising Sea Promoted Cultural Resilience,” as well as free tours of the Tate House and the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine.
More information, including registration, is available online.