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Maine Adult Education

Historic Archaeology

with Norm Buttrick, Portland Adult Education


Get your hands dirty by getting in touch with history in your own neighborhood. The instructor will provide an overview of archaeology; help students explore and artifact exhibition of ceramics, coins, nails and other typically found items; provide powerpoint examples of recent digs that lead students and end at a Revolutionary Era Tavern. Students will learn techniques of excavation and mapping, using these new skills to dig test pits near what might have been storage for casks of beer and ale, with the possibility of discovering artifacts and solving an ancient mystery.

Please purchase the following book for your PAE class Historic Archaeology. Contact the teacher Norm Buttrick with any questions. “In Small Things Forgotten” by James Deetz. (ISBN: 0-385-48399-6).  First two classes are at Deering HS. the remaining 6 sessions will be at a dig site (no class on July 4 )

  • May 23 - Jul 18th, 2019
    Thu for 8 weeks from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Deering H. S.

370 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103 Get directions

Room: 222

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