OQUOSSOC — Archaeologist Richard Michael Gramly will hold a seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 21, on the Vail Site of early Palaeo-American Indian visits to the Rangeley region.

The informal talk will be held at the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc, Don Palmer, president of the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, said in a news release.

Gramly will hold informal seminars at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Oquossoc museum.

The seminar will cover the history of the Vail Site, where the first human inhabitants of northwestern Maine hunted migrating caribou 15,000 years ago.

Professor Gramly will place the Vail Site in context with other early New England and Maritime sites, Palmer said. He has been responsible for research and excavations on the Magalloway River valley for more than 20 years.

The Rangeley Lakes Historical Society recently acquired the archive of Gramly’s research. It includes photos of the site, drawings, original notes and notebooks, maps, epoxy casts of important artifacts, published articles, laboratory reports and correspondence, Palmer said.

“The archive will provide a unique resource for future research and investigation of this rich part of earliest Rangeley’s history,” he said. “Please plan to attend this informative and educational program.”

The Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum is located in Oquossoc at the corner of Route 17 and Route 4. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in July and August. For additional information on the museum, visit its website at www.rangeleyoutdoormuseum.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RangeleyOSHM.


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