Maryland Archeology Month

April 2019

The Magic and Mystery of Maryland Archeology

Magical objects

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 8

Howard County

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

Contact Person:  Kelly Palich

Contact phone:  410-313-0423    

email:  kpalich@howardcountymd.gov

Location: Heritage Program Office 9944 Maryland Route 108 Ellicott City, MD 21042

Time(s):  7:00 pm


Website: www.upperpatuxentarchaeology.com

Charles County

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, Inc

Location: Burch House, Warehouse Landing Rd, Port Tobacco, MD 20677

Time(s): 11:00am-3:30pm

Contact Person: Esther Doyle Read

Contact phone: email: ReadE@charlescountymd.gov


Website: ccarchsoc.blogspot.com

Sponsored by:        


Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc.