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Digging In to the Isles of Shoals, Sunday Jan 27 2013

The Friends of the Rye Public Library invite you to attend the first in their 2013 programming series.  Dr. Nathan Hamilton comes ashore to share his archaeological adventures on the Isles of Shoals.

In just four years of an ongoing “dig” at the Isles of Shoals, Nathan Hamilton and his archaeology students have unearthed 250,000 artifacts. Those bones, stones, and fragments of human occupation tell volumes about life on a rock.  Learn more about their work and findings at this entertaining and educational presentation.  Dr. Hamilton notes:  “Many people who live at the edge of the sea, deposit their refuse at the edge of the sea.” And what makes this site, the western end of Smuttynose, so useful for archaeologists is that it is undisturbed.

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