Maryland Archeology Month

April 2017

At The Water's Edge:

Our Past on the Brink

Maryland Archeology Month is a celebration of our shared archeological heritage - created by Maryland's diverse inhabitants over the last 12,000 years. Protecting this irreplaceable archeological heritage provides opportunities to discover and learn from the past. We invite you to "Get Involved!" in Maryland's past by attending as many events as you can.

Archeology Month Events:


Events by Location


Events by Date

April 1

Introduction and Orientation: Family Archaeology Experience

Bring the whole gang out for a hands-on experience at an active archaeological dig in Montgomery County. Prepare to get your hands dirty making new discoveries as professional archaeologists introduce you to archaeological techniques and talk about what you can learn from the artifacts you might find. Reservations required! Sign up through

M-NCPPC, Montgomery Parks; Meet at Ziegler Log House, 25321 North Frederick Rd (rt 355), Clarksburg, MD 20871

10:00 – 11:30 am

Contact person: Heather Bouslog : 301-563-7530 email:

Fee? $5.00             Website:

April 1- July 31

Exhibit: Frederick Douglass and Wye House: Archaeology and African American Culture in Maryland

The University of Maryland’s Department of Anthropology presents an exhibition exploring Wye House, early home of Frederick Douglass, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Drawing on archaeological investigations (2005-2014) at the Wye House, Amanda Tang, Elizabeth Pruitt, Benjamin A. Skolnik, Stefan Woehlke, and Tracy Jenkins examine the culture of enslaved African Americans. The exhibition features new interpretations of African traditions, African American Christian churches, the creation of Southern foodways, and medicinal plants used in African American healing. Frederick Douglass is the guide to the exhibition which is entered through the University’s new monument to him, Frederick Douglass Square.

:Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park

Hornbake Library on Frederick Douglass Square, University of Maryland, College Park

Time:  Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Contact Person:  Mark P. Leone 301-405-1429     email:

Fee: FREE Prince George's County

April 1 - 30

Exhibit: Archaeology Month Display at LaPlata Library

One of the entry displays at the LaPlata Public Library will feature this year’s Archaeology Month theme "At the Water's Edge - Our Past on the Brink" as well as how this impacts sites in Charles County

Sponsors: Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc.

LaPlata Library, 2 Garrett Ave, La Plata, MD 20646

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday: 1:00-5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday: CLOSED

Contact: 301-645-0610 Website:


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