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


Date

Events by Date


Montgomery County Events


April1

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 ActiveMontgomery.org

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: heather.bouslog@montgomeryparks.org

Fee? $5.00             Website:  www.ActiveMontgomery.org

April 4

Laboratory Work:: Archaeology Lab Night

Participants will learn first-hand what happens to artifacts after they are brought in from the field.  They will work side-by-side with archaeologists and identify and catalogue artifacts from a Montgomery County archaeological site. Must RSVP!  No children under 16!

M-NCPPC, Montgomery Park: Needwood Mansion, 6700 Needwood Rd. Derwood, Maryland 20855

7:00-9:00 pm

Contact person: Heather Bouslog : 301-563-7530 email: heather.bouslog@montgomeryparks.org

Fee? Free              Website: www.parksarchaeology.org Montgomery County

 

April 20

Lecture:: The Josiah Henson Site and Museum, An Update

A talk by Montgomery County Parks archaeologist, Cassandra Michaud, on the results of previous years excavations at the Josiah Henson Site and plans for a museum and visitors’ center

Mid-Potomac Chapter, Archaeology program of Montgomery County Parks, and the Rockville Science Center

Needwood Mansion, 6700 Needwood Road, Derwood, MD 20855

7:30 pm

Contact Person:   Don Housley 301-424-8526     email:  donhou704@earthlink.net

Fee  FREE              www.asmmidpotomac.org  and www.rockvillesciencecenter.org Montgomery County

April 23

Exhibit::Archaeology Exhibit at Rockville Science Day

An exhibit of the investigative and interpretative techniques used by archaeologists, including activities for children.

Mid-Potomac Chapter, Archaeology program of Montgomery County Parks, and the Rockville Science Center

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

12:00 -5:00 pm daily

Contact Person:   Don Housley 301-424-8526     email:  donhou704@earthlink.net

Fee  FREE  Website:www.asmmidpotomac.org  and www.rockvillesciencecenter.org Montgomery County

 

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