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Archaeology on the Line: A 19th century mill hamlet on the Maine-New Brunswick border

Author(s): Stephen Scharoun ; Ellen R. Cowie ; Gemma-Jayne Hudgell ; Jessica M. Stuart ; Rosemary A. Cyr

Year: 2014

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Archaeological investigations at the Historic Period Boundary Line Mill Hamlet (BLMH) site (ME 055-001) in Bridgewater, Aroostook County, Maine was conducted by the Northeast Archaeology Research Center, Inc. (NE ARC) on behalf of United States (U.S.) Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Archaeological phase II testing and phase III data recovery was conducted at the site through a contract with Geo-Marine, Inc. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. Archaeological investigations prior to the modernization and expansion of the Land Port of Entry (LPOE) facility led to the discovery of archaeological remains of a 19th-century mill hamlet with a period of significance relating to the early settlement period of Bridgewater, Maine, ca. 1827-1879. The site’s location on the corresponding early settlement frontier of New Brunswick contributes to the context of historic borderland studies and presents an opportunity to study the rise and decline of a small, water-powered mill hamlet on the Maine-New Brunswick border.

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Archaeology on the Line: A 19th century mill hamlet on the Maine-New Brunswick border. Stephen Scharoun, Ellen R. Cowie, Gemma-Jayne Hudgell, Jessica M. Stuart, Rosemary A. Cyr. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436744)

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PaperId(s): SYM-18,03

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America