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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, […]


Issues of Race and Class in Historic Preservation

I recently had a tour of two historic homes of Annapolis, Maryland: the Governor Calvert House and the Maynard-Burgess House.  These two homes are polar opposites when it comes to historic preservation.  One was home to a former wealthy European American governor of Maryland, the other was continuously owned by two African-American families.  One has […]