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    Mary Hollandbeck uses a sifter to sort through soil samples while excavating a native habitation site on the UNE campus in Biddeford. Three students have spent the past week and a half excavating the site as part of a summer course.

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    UNE students Mary Hollandbeck and Kyle Brennan take measurements at an excavation site on the Biddeford campus.

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    Kyle Brennan and Mary Hollandbeck collect soil samples while excavating a native habitation site on the University of New England's Biddeford campus. Brennan said, "Every little piece gives us another part of the story.”

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    Jessica Brewer holds a piece of burnt bird bone for inspection with Mary Hollandbeck. The students all marine biology majors.

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    The rim of a ceramic cooking pot was found while UNE students excavate a native habitation site on the UNE campus. A bone was used to decorate the edge of the piece with small circles.

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    Mary Hollandbeck takes a soil sample while excavating a native habitation site on the UNE campus. Evidence from the current dig and previous excavations at the site have uncovered evidence of humans dating back thousands of years.

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    UNE students Mary Hollandbeck and Kyle Brennan take measurements of level and location while excavating a native habitation site on the UNE campus. The site is known to have been occupied by the Almouchiquois people in the early 17th century.

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