Archaeology of Sears Island and Upper Penobscot Bay

Date: November 27, 2018

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Belfast Free Library, Belfast, Maine

Presented by Paul Bock

Native American Early Ceramic period projectile point, dating from about 2000 to 2500 years before present. Surface find by local resident on Sears Island. Photo credit: Paul Bock

On Tuesday, November 27th at 6:30pm, archaeologist Paul Bock will present a talk and slideshow titled Archaeology of Sears Island and Upper Penobscot Bay: 12,000 Years of History Beneath Our Feet. Friends of Sears Island and the Belfast Free Library are co-hosting this event. Paul will focus on the importance of cultural material resources to gain insight on our deep past and that many of these important sites are threatened, due to development and rising sea levels. He will also touch on Native American sites that have been excavated in the area, from the Archaic period, through the Ceramic Period and into the Euro-Contact period, and cover some of the important early historic sites within the immediate area (17th and 18th century), with a focus on Sears Island.

Paul Bock has over twenty years of archaeological field research experience throughout New England, and into the Mid Atlantic, in Cultural Resource Management, as well as Educational and Research Archaeology. Paul currently owns Stoney Knoll Archaeological Supplies and works occasionally as a Project Archaeologist for Monadnock Archaeological Consulting, LLC. He has worked closely with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission on ongoing research and conducts educational/public archaeology outreach projects in Midcoast Maine.

This event will take place in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 207-338-3884, ext.10. To learn more about Friends of Sears Island visit