Under the Isles of Shoals wins NEMA award

Under the Isles of ShoalsUnder the Isles of Shoals wins second place in the NEMA Publication Award Competition!

We are proud to announce that Under the Isles of Shoals: Archaeology and Discovery on Smuttynose Island published by the Portsmouth Marine Society and designed by Grace Peirce (Great Life Press) has won second place at the New England Museum Association Publication Award Competition. Written by popular local historian J. Dennis Robinson the book beat out 167 other entrants to gain one of the top honors. The book launch complemented an exhibit with the same name at Discover Portsmouth during the 2012 season which drew tens of thousands of visitors.
Under the Isles of Shoals: Archaeology and Discovery on Smuttynose Island looks at the archaeology of a small island ten miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Historian and author J. Dennis Robinson (seacoastnh.com) demonstrates the island’s dynamic and storied past that has captured the imagination of New Hampshire residents and visitors alike. The book follows the four year dig by archaeologist Nathan Hamilton as he and a team of students delve into the 6,000 year history found in the thin island soils. Full of vibrant color photographs, new evidence unearthed by the dig adds to the rich history of this fabled island.

Copies are available at the Discover Portsmouth Museum Shop located at 10 Middle Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, open from 10-5PM daily.

The book can also be ordered online from Enfield Distribution.