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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” »

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The following article, written by Angela Roberts, was published in the Frederick News Post, June 25, 2021 We don’t know their names. It’s likely we never will. We know other things about them, though. We know that he endured heavy labor for much of his young life and that he was buried with care. We … Read More “Historical Society Unveils Facial Reconstructions of African-Americans Once Enslaved in Thurmont” »

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In this interdisciplinary summer lecture series, speakers look at how different applications of LiDAR have changed our understanding of ancient landscapes. The departments of Pre-Columbian Studies and Garden and Landscape Studies invite you to a virtual summer lecture series. Remote sensing with LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) has become a significant technique for those who … Read More “Hidden Landscapes of the Past: Uncovering the Ancient World through LiDAR” »

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The following article was published in the May 16, 2021 Baltimore Sun.  It was written by Rachael Pacella. For the past year and a half workers carefully excavated the county’s 17th prehistoric archaeological site, found at Jug Bay, cataloging evidence of occupation by the land’s indigenous people thousands of years ago. That site work was … Read More “Colonial Artifacts Found at Jug Bay in Lothian” »