Upcoming Events


TMAS Fall Meeting
Sunday, October 23
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

Our Fall Meeting will be held at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.  The meeting is open to anyone interested and includes free museum admission for all who attend!

9:30-10:30 am   Coffee, Book Room open

10:30-11:15 am   Rick Will (TRC) – “The Archaeology and Prehistory of Moosehead Lake”

11:30-1:00 pm   Lunch / Visit the Maine Maritime Museum- free today as a guest of the MAS

1:00-1:15 pm   Business Meeting of the Society

1:15-2:00 pm   Orman Hines (MAS) “Popham and the First Ship Project”

2:15 pm   Meeting adjourned, opportunity to visit the First Ship Boat Shop

Fort St. George II, the new publication on the archaeological excavations at the site of the 1607-1608 colony at Popham will be for sale at the MAS book table!

Directions to the Maine Maritime Museum, and Parking info.

The Common Ground Fair
September 23, 24 &25
Unity, Maine

Once again TMAS will be at the Common Ground Fair!  We’ll have a booth in the Environmental Concerns Tent Friday through Sunday.  Stop by and say hello!

Directions to the Fair
Fairgrounds Map

TMAS Spring Meeting
Sunday, April 24, 10am
Old Fort Western

Our Spring Meeting will be held at Old Fort Western this year.  The speakers and schedule will be announced soon.

Old Fort Western directions

USM Knapp In
Saturday, April 16, 11am-4pm
University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus

The Knap-In Event is back!  The USM Geography-Anthropology Student Association will be hosting a Knap-In at the Gorham Campus.  Flint knappers John Cross and Richard Doyle will teach the craft of making stone tools, and Dr. Marcia-Ann Dobres will give a presentation on Ice Age art.  Additionally, students work will be on display, there will be presentations, a raffle and snacks!  The hub of activities will be on the third floor of Bailey Hall.  Please come join the Geo-Anthro Student Association for this wonderful event!

USM Gorham directions; campus map.

A Tale of Three Privies
Sunday, March 6, 2pm
Augusta City Center, First Floor Lecture Hall

Old Fort Western is proud to present a talk on “A Tale of Three Privies” given by retired historical archaeologist, Leon Cranmer, Sunday March 6th begining at 2pm in the lecture hall on the first floor of Augusta City Center, adjacent to Old Fort Western located at 16 Cony Street.  Refreshments will be served.

March 2016_L Cranmer Talk_3 Privies

Event details and location map.

Lecture on Ancient Cahokia
Thursday, February 12, 7 pm
Bowdoin College, Visual Arts Center- Beam Classroom

The Road Out of Ancient Cahokia: Lessons from Excavations and Consultations, presented by Timothy Pauketat (University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign).

Bowdoin College directions and parking information.

Lecture Constructed Seascapes from Newfoundland’s Inshore Coast
Wednesday, January 27, 7-8 pm
Bowdoin College, Visual Arts Center- Beam Classroom

Constructed Seascapes from Newfoundland’s Inshore Coast: Modern and Ancient Ways of Knowing the Ocean, presented by Patricia Wells.

Patricia Wells, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Artic Institute of North America and an Artic archaeologist, will discuss how people construct seascapes by learning, experiencing, and engaging with their biophysical surroundings.  The character of seascapes is formed by people’s day-to-day practices, social organization, technology, and resource use. Dr. Wells will explore aspects of Newfoundland inshore cod fishers’ seascapes and reflect on the seascapes of Newfoundland’s prehistoric Dorset people (ca. 2000-1200 years ago).  Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Bowdoin College directions and parking information.


Past Events



Sunday, October 25th TMAS Fall Meeting at Bowdoin College in Brunswick

The TMAS Fall Meeting will be held in Bowdoin College’s Smith Auditorium located in Sills Hall at the northeast corner of the Bowdoin campus, near the intersection of Bath Road and Federal Street.  See the link to directions below.  Free admission – no registration required!

9:30-10:30 am   Book Room / Exhibit Room open

10:30-11:15 am   Susan Kaplan (Bowdoin College) – “Labrador Inuit Domesticating Their Environment”

11:15-12:00 pm   Scott MacEachern (Bowdoin College) – The diy-ged-bay (DGB) Sites: Monumental Architecture and Political Power in the Southern Lake Chad Basin”

12:00-1:15 pm   Intermission and lunch (bring your own or purchase nearby)

1:15-1:30 pm   TMAS Business Meeting, Election of Officers, and Announcements

1:30-2:15 pm   John Cross (Bowdoin College) – Lives as Lived in the Archaic: A Human Agency Perspective

2:30 pm   Adjourn meeting

After the Meeting:

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum in Hubbard Hall will be open from 2-5 PM. Current exhibits include:

A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: The Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917

Dressing it Up: Beadwork in Northern Communities

Robert E. Peary and His Northern World

Cold War in a Cold Climate: Greenland’s Ballistic Missile Early Warning System

Don Quixote of the Arctic: Inuit Artists Address Contemporary Issues