In 1928, the Abbe Museum became the first institution in Maine to support archaeological research. Today, that tradition continues with ongoing research, testing and the annual field school. In this exhibit you will visit a few of the sites that the Abbe has excavated since 1928.
Discover what the archaeologists set out to learn and what information they actually uncovered. View artifacts, illustrations and photographs from each site.
This online exhibition is excerpted from "Layers of Time: Archaeology at the Abbe Museum." This show, featuring more than a dozen sites and several hundred artifacts, is currently on view at the Abbe Museum in downtown Bar Harbor. The Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts Spring features a complementary exhibition of early archaeological collections.