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David Sanger

Professor Emeritus Anthropology and Climate Change Institute

David Sanger

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Department of Anthropology
South Stevens Hall 
Orono, ME  04469


Although retired from field archaeology, I continue to research and write about the pre-European archaeology of Maine and the Maritime Provinces. My interests involve people's adaptation to the littoral zone and to landscapes that changed throughout the Holocene. 


  • Sanger, David. 2009. Foraging for Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)in the Gulf of Maine, in Painting with a Broad Brush: Papers in Honor of James V. Wright, edited by D. Keenlyside and J.L. Pilon, pp 1-36, Mercury Series Archaeology Paper 170, National Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec.
  • Sanger, David. 2008. Discerning Regional Variation: The Terminal Archaic Period in the Quoddy Region of the Maritime Peninsula. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 32:1-42.
  • Sanger, David, Heather Almquist and Ann Diffenbacher-Krall. 2007. Mid-Holocene Cultural Adaptations to Central Maine, USA. In Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics, edited by D. Anderson, D. Sandweiss and K. Maasch., pp. 435-456. Academic Press, San Diego.
  • Sanger, David. 2006. An Introduction to the Archaic of the Maritime Peninsula: The View from Central Maine. In The Archaic of the Far Northeast, edited by D. Sanger and M. A. P. Renouf, pp. 221-252. University of Maine Press, Orono.
  • Sanger, David and M.A. P. Renouf (editors. 2006. The Archaic of the Far Northeast. University of Maine Press, Orono
  • Sanger, David. 2003. Who Lived in Pre-European Maine?: A Cosmology Approach to Social Patterning on the Landscape. Northeast Anthropology 66:29-39.
  • Sanger, David, Alice R Kelley and Heather Almquist. 2003. Geoarchaeological and Cultural Interpretations in the Lower Penobscot Valley, Maine. In Geoarchaeology of Landscapes in the Glaciated Northeast, edited by J. Hart and D. Cremeens, pp. 135-150. New York State Museum, Bulletin 497, Albany, NY.
  • Sanger, David, Alice R. Kelley and Henry N. Berry, IV. 2001. Geoarchaeology at Gilman Falls: An Archaic Quarry and Manufacturing Site in Central Maine, U.S.A. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 16(7):633-665.


PhD University of Washington 1967

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