In the first of a series of lectures sponsored by Lincoln County Historical Association and Old Fort Western, Dr. Arthur Spiess will present an overview of the time prior to historical records. His talk, titled “Maine Native Americans: An Archaeological Perspective Covering 13,000 Years of Native American History in Maine,” will be held at Wiscasset Middle High School beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15.
Spiess, a senior archaeologist for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, received a Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University in 1978. He has been employed by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission since that time as an archaeologist, most recently as a senior archaeologist. Spiess is responsible for identifying and protecting significant archaeological sites and making nominations of sites to be included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Spiess is a member of the board of the Maine Archaeological Society and is the editor of Archaeology of Eastern North America.
Wiscasset Middle High School is located at 272 Gardiner Road in Wiscasset. The suggested donation is $5 for each of the talks in this first set of the bicentennial lectures, which will be held on six successive Sundays in September and October.
Old Fort Western is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect, and interpret the National Historical Landmark, fort, store, and house located on the Kennebec River in Augusta. For more information, call 626-2385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lincoln County Historical Association is a nonprofit organization that provides stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset. For more information about the organization, visit lincolncountyhistory.org or Facebook at “Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine)” and “Pownalborough Court House Museum.”