Unity College Fishbowl Series. Jessica Herlich:Archaeobotany and the Study of Anthropogenic Landscapes and Human-Environmental Relationships.
Noon in HW 212 at Unity College. Dr. Herlich is an assistant professor of sustainability studies at Unity College.
Through archaeobotany, or the study of ancient plant remains, archaeologists explore past human-environmental relationships, landscape management, foodways, and ecological changes over time. Archaeobotanists can utilize different types of evidence (including macrobotanical and microbotanical remains) to answer questions related to people, plants, and landscape use in the past and how these relationships may inform a more sustainable present. In this talk, I will discuss archaeobotanical and archaeological research that I have conducted in Tidewater Virginia at Algonquian sites and questions that I have investigated pertaining to historical ecology and taskscapes. I will also present future research questions based on archaeological sites and the archaeological record in Maine.
Saturday September 15
Open House and Customer Appreciation Day at Northland Equipment Services and Hall Brook Grocery, 51 Reynolds Road in Thorndike. Free refreshments and many specials of the day.
American Red Cross Blood Drive. All Day in the Tozier Gym at Unity College. For more info, contact
Angelia Makowski, Administrative Assistant for Health Services, 207-509-7126.
Tuesday September 25
Unity College Fishbowl Series Kerry Hardy: Footprints Across Time: 5,000 Years of Human Ecology in Maine. 11am in HW212 at Unity College. This talk will use maps and photos to explore human ecology along the coast of Maine over the past 5,000 years. We will look all the way back to the Red Paint people but also at more modern cultures, including our own, and investigate how different groups have drawn their livings from the larger coastal ecosystem. We will also think about where things are headed from here.
Day of Service
Unity Barn Raiserís annual Day of Service enhances the health and vibrancy of the our
local communities. On one spectacular fall day, community volunteers come together to
work, collaborate and break bread. Day of Service projects include everything from:
picking up roadside litter - to digging potatoes for a local food bank farm - cleaning up local
parks - to blazing local walking trails - to tidying up the firehouse. About 200 volunteers
are committed to Day of Service - working together in service to community and in
celebration of our fabulous region. The event culminates with a Community Meal, where
together volunteers and valued sponsors gather to enjoy the bounty of the season.