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Object Name Book
Accession number CPL 2006.87
Title A Story of the Mystifying, Prehistoric Oyster Shell Heaps of the Damariscotta River
Title added entry Containing records of explorations by scientists and all known data on this man-made wonder of antiquity, together with pictures of the excavations of 1886
Summary A detailed summary of the findings of the oyster shell heaps on the Damariscotta River, complete with photographs (circa 1886). Description on title page: "This great deposit of over five million cubic feet of oyster shells on both sides of the Damariscotta River in Maine, has been the object of repeated investigation by scientists, but still remains a mystery of antiquity. Whatever ancient peoples discovered this abundant food supply has never been learned. But much has been found to establish certain reasonable conclusions from which the reader may presume the origin, and vaguely identify the successive tribes who occupied the area in prehistoric times.
Year Range from 1800
Year Range to 1950
Collection Town Histories Collection
Author Castner, Harold W.
Publisher Lincoln County News
Published Date 1950
Published Place Damariscotta, Maine
Catalog Number CPL 2006.87.1
Call# TH 974.1 Dam
Physical Description Softcover, pamphlet. 22 cm. Green covering with black and green lettering. illustrations
Subjects Indian encampments
Lime Kiln
Oyster shells
Search Terms Damariscotta
Knox County
Maine
Wawenock Indians
People Castner, Harold W.