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Early Indian Objects and Baskets

Reconstructed ceramic pot, ca. 700 BCE

Reconstructed ceramic pot, ca. 700 BCE

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Maine Historical Society

Early Indian Objects

The next six objects are part of an archaeological record that provides important insights into life in Maine -- a history that is more than 10,000 years old.

This pot was found at Harlow's Point along the shoreline of Lake Auburn in 1881. Fill material was added to reconstruct its original shape and "tripod legs" added to display the pot.

The potter who made the piece pressed tools into the wet clay to make a distinctive, decorative pattern.

It was made in the Ceramic Period that began in some 2700 years ago.