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‘The Swordfish Hunters’: Archaeologist Bruce Bourque tells the story of an ancient people

Bruce Bourque, senior lecturer in anthropology at Bates and curator of archaeology at the Maine History Museum, talks about his new book, The Swordfish Hunters: The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People.

Produced by Phyllis Graber Jensen with Doug Hubley.

 

 

 



2 Responses to “‘The Swordfish Hunters’: Archaeologist Bruce Bourque tells the story of an ancient people”

  1. frederickdemers@yahoo.com says:

    Dear Dr. Bourque,

    I’m a Class of ’75 Bates graduate. I wanted to let you know that I grew up on a farm in Winslow, Maine, on the Sebasticook River. And on the river bank, was a Red Paint Indian burial site where we kids used to play. Thankfully, some folks from Colby College caught wind of this and came by in the 1950′s to do research and keep us at bay.

    I thought this information might interest you, and quite possibly, artifacts remains buried on that river bank today.

    Thank you for sharing your interesting work.

    Fred Demers

    • Bruce Bourque says:

      Fred,

      I never even looked for comments on this web page. I just happened to go there this morning and was your post. Thanks for it. If you can remember the names of the Colby people I’d love to learn them.

      Bruce

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