Archeological research at UMM gets anonymous gift, Machias Valley News Observer reports
Machias Valley News Observer reported the University of Maine at Machias has received a gift of $12,500 from an anonymous donor that will help fund continuing efforts to research, record and archive petroglyph sites on Machias Bay. The bay is home to one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs on the Atlantic coast of North America, according to archeologists. The ancient images were pecked into tidal rocks by the Passamaquoddy people as many as 3,000 years ago and depict animals, humans and shamanic rituals, the report states. UMM has supported various projects related to the sites, working closely with members of the Passamaquoddy tribe.