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COS Fall Science Read – Tuesday, October 15, Noon

Swordfish Hunters - book coverBeverly Johnson, a geochemist from the Geology Department at Bates College will speak at noon during the second program of the Fall Science Read of The swordfish hunters : the history and ecology of an ancient American sea people by Bruce Bourque.

Copies of the book are available to check out at the library.

This free program is open to the public and does not require registration.

Time & Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 12:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the reference desk 725-5242 x 510 |

“Bruce Bourque’s The Swordfish Hunters captivated me as no recent book has. I could not put it down. Thousands of years ago, Maine’s Red Paint people were among the first maritime culture in the Americas. They could have subsisted on easily caught cod, but they chose to capture dangerous and elusive swordfish. Bourque explains beautifully the prehistory of these people, the evolution of archaeological thinking about them, and the myriad new scientific threads that shed new light on this old culture. Anyone with even a passing interest in New England’s deep maritime roots must read this book.”
—Robert Steneck, Professor of Marine Sciences, University of Maine

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