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Exploring Indigenous Ceramics at Hirundo

November 5, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ceramics recovered from past archaeological excavations at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge preserve evidence of sophisticated cordage-making skills among past Wabanaki potters. Although the cordage does not survive over time, imprints of cordage on Indigenous ceramics can provide clues to understanding past textiles. On Nov. 5 from 2–-3 p.m., Bonnie Newsom, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maine will lead a hands-on workshop introducing participants to cordage-making and discussing Wabanaki ceramics recovered through past archaeological research at the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. 

For Ages 15+


From the South — Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.75 mi and look for the large red sign on your right. Turn into Gate 1 and follow the dirt road for ~1/2 mile to the Pine Tree parking area.


Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
1107 West Old Town Road
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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Monica Conary
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