B.A. Harvard University, 1967
Ph.D., Washington State University, 1972
I have retired now, but I'm still very active. My specialty has been historical archaeology: the archaeology of the spread of Western European culture into the New World and its impact on native peoples. Naturally this includes the colonial archaeology of New England. But in recent years, my research had focused on the archaeology of French Acadian settlement of Maine and the Maritimes, excavating sites along the Penobscot drainage. With the help of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the summer field work course, we have excavated two major 17th-century sites in Castine. However, field projects have ranged from the 17th-century cod fisheries to the 18th century defenses of Castine, to the 19th-century logging industry and the construction of the first road to Canada.
I have particular interest in the proper identification and analysis of artifacts from Colonial and Early American sites, and also in the application of computers to managing and graphing archaeological data. Since its inception in 1994, I have been on the Advisory Board of Jamestown Rediscovery and have spent many days at the excavations of the 1607-1608 James Fort, long thought to have been eroded into the James River, but now "rediscovered."
Faulkner, Alaric, and Gretchen F. Faulkner. 1987. The French at Pentagoet, 1635-1674: An Archaeological Portrait of the Acadian Frontier. The New Brunswick Museum and The Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Augusta.
Faulkner, Alaric. 1990. In-House Production of Archaeological Publications on the Macintosh. Historical Archaeology 24(2): 125-132.
Faulkner, Alaric. 1992. Gentility on the Frontiers of Acadia, 1635-1674 An Archaeological Perspective. In New England/New France, 1600-1850, Peter Benes, ed. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Annual Proceedings 1989, Boston University Press, Boston, Mass., pp. 82-100.
Faulkner, Alaric, and Gretchen F. Faulkner. 1994. Fort Pentagoet and Castin's Habitation: French Ventures in Acadian Maine, Chapter 10 in Norumbega: Maine in the Age of Exploration and Settlement, Emerson W. Baker, Edwin A. Churchill, Kristine L. Jones, et al. editors, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, pp. 217-240.
Faulkner, Alaric, and Gretchen F. Faulkner. 1995. Acadian Settlement 1604-1674, in Maine: The Pine Tree State from Prehistory to the Present, Richard W. Judd, Edwin A. Churchill and Joel W. Eastman, eds., U. of Me. Press, Orono, pp. 76-95.
Faulkner, Alaric, 1999 "From Pentagoet to the Old Canada Road: Finding and Delimiting Habitations of Downeast Maine," Cheminements-Conférences, CEIQ, University of Laval Press, Laval.
Telephone: (207) 581-1900
Department of Anthropology
University of Maine
5773 S. Stevens Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5773
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