background
Open Year-Round 9:30 to 5.

THE SWORDFISH HUNTERS, THE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY OF AN ANCIENT AMERICAN SEA PEOPLE By Bruce Bourque

THE SWORDFISH HUNTERS, THE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY OF AN ANCIENT AMERICAN SEA PEOPLE By Bruce Bourque

29.95

In the closing years of the nineteenth century, strange objects began to come out of the ground in Hancock County, Maine. They were quickly recognized as prehistoric artifacts of stone, but they were very unlike the spear tips and other small artifacts collectors gathered from coastal sites as they eroded into the sea. Many were large and finely crafted, some made of beautiful stone from far-off places. Strangest of all, they came from pits filled with a brilliant red powder called red ocher. These were ancient graves clustered into large cemeteries. This book tells the story of the Red Paint People and the archaeologists who have tried to understand them for over a century. Interwoven with that story is one of scientific growth and evolution, as archaeologists have adopted new research models in collaboration with a broad range of natural scientists to flesh out the life story of a remarkable prehistoric culture: the swordfish hunters. Hardcover, 208 pages

Phone: (207) 443-1316
Email:
add to Address Book

Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530