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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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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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This past spring, archaeologists with Howard County Recreation & Parks made an exciting discovery at the Simpsonville mill archaeological site within the grounds of the Robinson Nature Center! Found at the top of a builder’s trench feature and adjacent to an intact foundation wall was this “piece of eight” Spanish Reale! This Spanish Dollar was … Read More “Discovery at Simpsonville Mill Archaeological Site” »

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021  10:30 A.M. Join London Town in celebrating our 50th anniversary with lectures highlighting our past and future. London Town was the site of Anne Arundel County’s largest archaeological excavation. Join C. Jane Cox, Chief of Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Division and the head of the Lost Towns Project, as she … Read More “50th Anniversary Lecture Series: The Archaeology of Anne Arundel County” »

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The following article written by Meghan Drueding was published in the Spring 2021 issue of Preservation Magazine. What does a one-inch-square scrap of an old ceramic teacup mean? Plenty, when it’s found during an archaeological dig at James Madison’s Montpelier, a National Trust Historic Site in Orange County, Virginia. The dig took place over a four-year period ending in … Read More “Ceramic Fragments Provide Clues to an Enslaved Community’s Past” »