Thursday, August 11, 2016
Archaeologists on site at Durham Point dig

This summer, anthropology professor Meghan Howey launched a multi-year archaeological survey of the Great Bay Estuary, focusing on the period of time just before and just after European contact. She and a team of UNH students, alumni and community volunteers conducted “shovel testing" on a farm on Durham Point looking for clues for the location of up to 15 fortified garrisons documented to have existed in the area. “The larger goal is to understand the transformation of the landscape when Europeans arrived in Great Bay: The colonial shift in the way they used the landscape, exploited its resources, overexploited its resources,” says Howey, who is the James H. Hayes and Claire Short Hayes Professor of the Humanities.

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