Tea, Popovers and Archaeology: Colonialism to Pluralism: An Archaeologist’s Education in the Northlands

Posted Sept. 19, 2013, at 2:35 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park, Northeast Harbor, ME

For more information: Raney Bench; 207-288-3519;

David E. Putnam, Lecturer of Science at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, will shaure his personal evolution as a prehistoric archaeologist in Maine, and how his own attitudes about the interests of Native American/First Nations people in archaeological issues initially reflected those of his peers and community. That “Mainestream” paradigm was challenged by moving to Montana and Alaska, living in native communities, and working for tribal groups. Returning to northern Maine in 1995, he embarked on a new career trajectory and an enhanced relationship with the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet people of the region. The rich partnership that developed has resulted in numerous joint initiatives with the Bands of northern Maine, and the First Nations of New Brunswick and Quebec.

Sponsored by The Acadia Corporation.

Cost: $20 for Abbe Museum members, $30 for non-members. Reservations are required, by phone at 288-3519 or email

Location: Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park