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Radiocarbon age of the damariscotta shell heaps

January 31, 1957

The large oyster shell heaps on both sides of the Damariscotta River, just north of the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle, Maine, have been known for many years and both geologists and archaeologists have speculated about their age. During the summer of 1955 I made 2 collections of Mya shells from the largest shell heap on the west side of the river (Glidden estate) for radiocarbon age determinations.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1957
Title Radiocarbon age of the damariscotta shell heaps
DOI 10.2307/276571
Authors W.H. Bradley
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title American Antiquity
Index ID 70219988
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse