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Winter Update

This fall has been a busy semester in the lab.  We began to process artifacts from our field season, gave a public lecture in Easton, and celebrated the dedication of Frederick Douglass Square on campus.  A dedicated crew of undergraduates worked steadily to wash, photograph, and sort artifacts from the 2014-2015 shovel test pit survey […]


Public Lecture at the Avalon Theater, October 8th

Archaeology Presentation The Archaeology of the Early African American Community of Talbot County  Thursday, October 8, 6–7:30 pm Avalon Theatre, Easton, Maryland African American Independence and Resilience through Religious, Medical, & Gardening Practices Free refreshments! Including adult beverages!  Archaeology in the early African American Community in Easton and excavations at Wye House, near Easton, show […]


Notes from the Field, Summer 2015

Feature Excavation -Katie Mayer   An archaeological feature is a context that interrupts the soil stratigraphy of a single unit – while the strata within the unit are horizontal, the feature is marked by its vertical position.  Usually this means that in the past, people dug out a section of the land, leaving an empty […]

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Notes for the field, Summer 2015

Public Archaeology at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Easton, Maryland -Kyle Harper   This summer the AiA field school is conducting three weeks of archaeological excavations in the adjacent lot of the Bethel A.M.E. Church located in the historic Hill Community of Easton, Maryland. For nearly two centuries Bethel A.M.E. Church’s community-building initiative has linked African […]