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April is Maryland Archeology Month! This year’s theme is “The Future of Studying the Past: Innovative Technologies in Maryland Archeology”. Visit the Maryland Archeology Month Website (https://www.marylandarcheologymonth.org) to learn more about the interesting applications of innovative technologies in Maryland archeology. Maryland Archaeology Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum #MarylandHistoricalTrust #MDSHPO #Archaeology #MarylandArchaeologyMonth

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You are invited -Wednesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. The village of Catoctin Furnace lacks a collective memory that includes the African American workers (both enslaved and freed) who lived and worked at the village’s iron furnace from the time of the Revolution until the mid 19th century.  Now, the village historical society and partners … Read More “We Too Are The Village: Reparative Heritage at Catoctin Furnace” »

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The following is a Washington Post article written by Michael E. Ruane: The tiny, dirt-encrusted cross showed up in the sifting screen at the Maryland dig site, and when archaeologist Stephanie Stevens spotted it she said she gasped, “Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!” It was a strange object, with two cross … Read More “Rare 370-Year-Old Spanish Cross Found at Maryland Archaeological Site” »

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Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer admit it: When they began their search for Native American artifacts at Herring Run Park in northeast Baltimore, their expectations were low. In a city that has seen centuries of human habitation and development and little urban archaeology in recent years, they figured they might find a few small flakes … Read More “Discovered in Baltimore Park: Native American Artifacts 5,000-9,000 Years Old” »

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November is National American Indian Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.  To find out what is happening … Read More “Native American Heritage Month” »

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Wed, October 20, 7p.m. – 8p.m. In Cecil County, Maryland, there is a well-known archaeological site named Conowingo (18CE14) located just downstream from the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River. It was first identified in 1905 by Talbot D. Jones, an avocational archaeologist, and has been excavated by other avocational archaeologists including Richard Stearns, who … Read More “Rewriting History: Pre-Contact Peoples in Cecil County, Maryland” »