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Maryland Archeology Month

April 2019

The Magic and Mystery of Maryland Archeology

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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.


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Howard County Events


April 13

Workshop: Primitive Skills: Ancient Technologies

Have you ever wondered what it took to survive 2000 years ago? Test your skills through
experimental archaeology with a focus on primitive skills. Experimental archaeology is a process by
which an archaeologist replicates artifacts and features, such as structures, tools or ancient
technologies to better understand how they were made and used. Join us as we explore ancient tool
manufacture by flint knapping stone tools, practice with the spear and atl atl, construct a debris hut,
construct and fire pottery using ancient techniques, and more! Ages 10+

Sponsor: Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group

Location: Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum, 12895 MD-144, West Friendship, MD 21794

Time(s): 9:00am-3:00pm

Contact Person: Kelly Palich

Contact phone: 410-313-0423

email: kpalich@howardcountymd.gov

Fee $30/person Website: www.upperpatuxentarchaeology.com

April 23

Lecture: Archaeology of the Patapsco Valley State Park with Kelly Palich

Kelly Palich, Howard County Recreation and Parks Archaeologist, will present the history and archaeological overview and interpretation of archaeology in the Patapsco Valley State Park.  The state park encompasses multiple developed areas on over 14,000 acres of land. The Patapsco River Valley contains a wide breadth of historic and prehistoric resources which help paint a picture of human occupation for thousands of years.   Come learn about this history and help learn how you can become a steward of preservation in the first State Park of Maryland.

Sponsor: Patapsco Valley State Park, Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group

Location: Patapsco Valley State Park, Soldier’s Delight Visitors Center 5100 Deer Park Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Time(s): 1:00pm-2:30pm

Contact Person: Kelly Palich

Contact phone: 410-313-0423

email: kpalich@howardcountymd.gov

Sponsored by:        

ASM

Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc