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Unusual archaeological site found, 1980

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Anthropologist-archaeologist Michael Gramly headed a summer-long dig at Aziscohos Lake near the Maine-New Hampshire-Quebec border that uncovered some 15,000 stone artifacts. It was the highest altitude Paleo-Indian site in the Eastern United States.

The "Vail Site" was named for rockhound Francis Vail who discovered the site in 1970.

Gene Willman, the photographer, worked for the Kennebec Journal. The cut line reads: "esw/Gene Willman.

Other Information


  • Title: Unusual archaeological site found, 1980
  • Creator: Willman, Gene
  • Creation Date: 1980-10-16
  • Subject Date: 1980-10-16
  • Town: Augusta
  • County: Franklin, Kennebec
  • State: ME, NH
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 25
  • Local Code: Coll. 1880, Box 3/4
  • Collection: United Press International (UPI)
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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