Historical Society to host ham radio speaker

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HEBRON — Then next meeting of the Hebron Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. It will feature Brad Saunders with a video and speaking presentation on radio and ham radio and its public service value. The public is invited.

Eric Wight from Bethel recently spoke to the society about his archeological discoveries in Maine relating to Paleoindian life dating back to the retreat of the glaciers from the last Ice Age. Numerous Indian head points and other tools found by Wight were brought for viewing.

During Wight’s service as a Maine State game warden he discovered Indian artifacts on the shore of Oziscohos Lake in Rangley. In 1979 during a period of low water level, numerous Indian arrow head and spear points crafted from chert and jasper were visible. Carbon dating from remnants of fire pits revealed Indian life there about 12,000 years ago. This coincides with the end of the glacial period in Maine. An enclosed rock storage pit was also found and believed to be a “meat cache” for when the tribe might return to that area and have ready food available. These rocks have since been moved and reassembled for viewing at the Maine State Museum in Augusta, along with many of the other items found by Wight.

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