Linda Novak

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How We Know What We Know; the Archaeology of Fort Western
by Linda Novak

In the ninth lectures of the Bicentennial Series sponsored by Old Fort Western and the Maine Bicentennial Commission, Linda Novak presents “How We Know What We Know; The Archaeology of Fort Western. The lectures, filmed by CTV-7, can be viewed for free on CTV-7 and from the City of Augusta’s Website, Fort Western’s Website and Fort Western’s Facebook page.

Linda Novak is the Director of Old Fort Western, She is a graduate of the University of Maine with a BA in Anthropology. One of her earliest excavations was Fort Western in 1983 before she headed south to the College of William & Mary in VA where she earned a MA in Anthropology Specializing in Historic Archaeology. She spent eleven years in Virginia and worked for the James River Institute of Archaeology, supervising the re-cataloging of the Jamestown Ceramics, and the Collections in Yorktown including the Poor Potter Kiln Site, Yorktown Battlefield, Nelson, Smith and Ballard Houses and the Great Valley Road Archaeological Collections. She then joined Colonial Williamsburg as Assistant Conservator and then Assistant Curator of Archaeology before moving back to Maine. In 2010 she came full circle when she was hired as Director and Curator of Old Fort Western.