BRISTOL, Maine — Archaeologists in Maine say they have uncovered possible evidence of the first fort at the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site.

The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2eYZuke ) archaeologists concluded a two-week dig at the site on Friday. Archaeologists were searching for evidence of England’s Fort Charles. The fort was built in 1677 and later destroyed by French and Native American forces.

The group says they found potential “post holes,” flint and musket balls in the area. Director of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Tom Desjardin says it’s too early to conclude that the team unearthed the wooden fort. However, historians believe they are moving in the right direction.

Artifacts found at the site will be cleaned and preserved. The team has mapped the site for use in future digs.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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