Lecture:Maryland’s Cinderella: Archaeology of the Belvoir Slave Quarter with JulieSchablitsky
Five years ago, archaeologists discovered the remains of a stone slave quarter just outside of Annapolis. A thorough study of the site revealed thousands of artifacts and allowed the building to be virtually reconstructed. The success of the project also depended on the descendant community, some of whom were directly related to Cinderella, an enslaved woman who ran away from Belvoir to avoid being sold South. This presentation will take the audience through the process of discovery, reveal the results of DNA analysis from personal artifacts, and provide updates on the project.
Sponsor: Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group
Person: Kelly Palich
Contact phone: 410-313-0423
Location: Heritage Program Office 9944 Maryland Route 108 Ellicott City, MD 21042
Time(s): 7:00 pm
Laboratory Work: Public Archaeology Lab Days
Join CCASM members and Charles County archaeologist Esther Read for the
ongoing Public Archaeology Lab Days.Process artifacts recovered in the 1970s
around the Port Tobacco Courthouse. Everyone is welcome, but children will need
to be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsor: Charles County and Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland,
Location: Burch House, Warehouse Landing Rd, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
Person: Esther Doyle Read
Contact phone: email: ReadE@charlescountymd.gov