All Things Maine
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

5,000-Year-Old Tool Found in Camden

Don Rainville and Michele Mannion found more they bargained for when they went to plant a spruce tree near their house in Camden.

Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians In Maine, by Bruce J. Bourque, et al.An ancient tool they dug up has been identified by Maine State Museum archaeologist Bruce Bourque as a 5,000-year-old gouge, perhaps left behind by a Red Paint boatbuilder. The Red Paint people were early inhabitants of the Maine coast, from 4,000 to perhaps 8,000 years ago.

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4 Comments:

At 4:25 PM, October 12, 2005, Blogger steakboy said...

hi chris, greetings from a native mainah living in california. really dig your maine-flavored blog, and i'm glad that i just sort of happened upon it. as our unfortunate governor might say, i'll be back.

 
At 1:01 AM, October 13, 2005, Blogger Chris said...

I guess these days our governor could beat yours in anything but arm-wrestling.

 
At 8:05 AM, October 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interested in more details on this story check out;
http://www.villagesoup.com/Community/story.cfm?storyid=62109

 
At 2:19 PM, October 17, 2005, Blogger Chris said...

There's already a link to the VillageSoup story in the post above. Thanks.

 

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