Calvert County Events
Lecture: Artifacts of Magic & Religion: Interpreting the material culture of faith and the supernatural in Maryland with Sara Rivers Cofield
When there is evidence of religious faith and superstition in the archaeological record, it is a valuable opportunity to explore and interpret the beliefs of the people we study. Artifacts like saint medals and cross pendants were made as religious symbols, but sometimes ordinary objects like coins or horseshoes were used as lucky talismans or protective charms that offered similar comfort. Both kinds of artifacts will be considered in this talk to explore not just where people lived and what they owned or ate, but also how they perceived the world around them.
Sponsor: Friends of JPPM
Location: MAC Lab, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
Time(s): 7:00 pm
Facebook Live Stream: Premiere Event for Archeological Society of Maryland's "Calverton" with Kirsti Uunila & MAC Lab Archaeologist
When: Thursday, April 4th at 3:00PM EST on Calvert County's Official Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/Calvert-County-Government-Calvert-County-Maryland-251501561757/>
The live stream will start with an introductions and a short forward about the history of the "Calverton" Dig Site by Kirsti Uunila and Patricia Samford introductions and a short forward about the history of the "Calverton" Dig Site. Once the backstory is established, CMR will transition via software from the live stream right into debuting the four-minute "Calverton" video. After the four-minute video, CMR will transition back into the live stream. Kirsti and Patricia Samford will talk about "Calverton" and show some artifacts before opening the conversation up to a brief Q&A from the live streaming audience comments section.
CMR anticipates the total run time of the entire Facebook live stream event to be 15-30 minutes.
Workshop: : Flint Knapping Workshop
Ever wonder how Native Americans made stone tools? Ever want to learn how to do it? During this workshop you will learn the techniques to turn stone into tools. The workshop will include how to select materials, the science behind knapping, and the chance to create your own stone arrowheads. This workshop is perfect for ages 13 and up.
Sponsor: Friends of JPPM
Location: Patterson Park and Museum 10515 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685
Time(s): 10:00am- 2:00pm
Contact Person: Desi Smith
Contact phone: 410-586-8501
Fee: $15/Friends of JPPM $12 Website: https://goo.gl/forms/QOD7sOoKnOWgQIRa2
Discovering Archaeology Day
Experience, discover, learn, and have fun exploring the “what, where, and how” of archaeology! Demonstrations, tours, and activities for budding archaeologists of any age!
Sponsor: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Location: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard, MD 20685
Time(s): 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Sherwana Knox
Contact phone: 410-586-8512
Free Website: www.jefpat.org/discoveringarchaeologyday.html