Summer in Historic Annapolis

The past week of Field School has already taught me a few things. Working in Unit 24 at Schwar’s East next to Patrick’s Unit (read about it in his blog post below!), I’ve begun to understand how to properly excavate a site, a necessary archaeological skill that is difficult to understand in a classroom. However, besides gaining practical archaeological experience, I am gaining a better sense of the deep histories that land has.

Although I have lived in Maryland and learned about the state’s history in school before, I never really felt connected to it. Columbia, my hometown, is a relatively new community with very hardly any buildings more than a few decades old. And it is easy to look past the history of Baltimore, where I now live, when surrounded by seemingly continuous construction and renovation. Annapolis is a completely different type of city.

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