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Faculty Records. Professor Robinson (Brian S.) Research Journals

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-052

Content Description

Research journals of the late Brian Robinson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Climate Change Institute, who died in 2016.

Journal 1 includes research on the: Mackowski; Wapanucket; Table Land, Manchester, Morrill Point Mound; Godfrey Cemetery; Loring Site; Sunkhaze Ridge; Penobscot Nation Museum; Lawry collection, Waterville; Table Land, Clyde Berry; Henry Parson's archive, Kennebunk. Some of this research is from Robinson's time spent at Brown University.

Journal 2 includes research on the: Overlock Site, Warren; Paul Crocker, Vanceboro; R.S. Peabody Museum; Erkkila, Warren; Wentworth; Nevin bone and charcoal; Cherryfield.

Journal 4 includes research on the: School house site, Orland; Hartford; Eddington Bend; Overlock Site; Hartford Cemetery textiles; Erkkila Woodland Cemetery; Nevin; Cow Point; Morrill Point Mound charcoal; Cow Point charcoal. Some of this research is from Robinson's time spent at the University of Maine at Farmington's Archeology Research Center.

Journal 5 includes research on the Erkkila Woodland Cemetery Site, Port au Choix, Indian Island, and an oral history interview regarding Milford.

Journal 7 includes research on Morrill Point Mound site in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

Journal 8 includes research on Morrill Point Mound and Wheeler sites and Woodchuck Knoll site in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

Journal 13 includes research on the Jones Cove Site, West Gouldsboro excavation.

Journal 17 includes research on Holmes Point, Machias excavation.

Journal 18 includes research on Holmes Point, Machias excavation .

Journal 19 includes research on Machias Bay.

Journal 21 includes research on the Waterside Site in Sorrento excavation.

Journal 22 includes research on Machias.

Journal 23 includes research on the Sunkhaze Meadows Project excavation.

Dates

  • 1986-2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical / Historical

Brian S. Robinson was born on February 23, 1953 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Anthropology, and earned his Masters and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Brown University.

Professor Robinson worked at the University of Maine at Farmington's Archaeology Research Center, before coming to the University of Maine in 1989, as an assistant research professor, and would go on to become an Associate Professor, holding joint appointments in the Department of Anthropology and Climate Change Institute. His research focused on northeastern archaeology, hunter-gatherer cultures, coastal adaptations to changing climate, mortuary ritual and anthropological theory. For many years he conducted the UMaine archeological field school centered on sites around Machias Bay.

While an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire, he worked with Dr. Charles Bolian on the Seabrook Station site. He took on excavation of another archaeological site in the Seabrook Marsh. He worked for Frederick Hadleigh West at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem while working on his dissertation, and became involved in the Bull Brook site and West’s Alaska project.

Professor Robinson died on October 27, 2016.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to Special Collections on June 28, 2019 by Bonnie Newsom, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Maine.

Accruals

Accruals related to Professor Robinson are not anticipated.

Related Materials

Publications by Professor Robinson can be found in the holdings of Raymond H. Fogler Library.

Separated Materials

Journals 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 20 were transferred to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem with the Bull Brook Collection by graduate student Kendra Bird in 2019, before they were transferred to Special Collections. Journal #11 was missing before it was transferred also.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, November 2020, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. Material was rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

Creator

Source

Title
University of Maine. Professor Robinson (Brian S.) Research Journals
Author
Matthew Revitt
Date
November 5, 2020
Description rules
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Language of description
English
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

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