Chestertown – The Center for Environment & Society (CES) at Washington College will present “Native American Net-Making and Other Prehistoric Fishing Technologies” by Dr. Bill Schindler as part of the Chestertown Waterfront Festival on Saturday, September 26, from noon to 3 p.m. in Wilmer Park.
Dr. Schindler, assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology at Washington College, says the migratory fish resource was very important to the prehistoric inhabitants of the Chesapeake Estuary. Accordingly, they developed a number of technologies to successfully procure them.
Many of these technologies will be displayed and demonstrated including: primitive fibers and net-making techniques, bottle gourd floats, stone net sinkers, fish poisons, bone fish hook manufacture, and fishing weir.
The Waterfront Festival & Cardboard Boat Regatta is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ces.washcoll.edu or call 410-778-7295.