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Independent Study in the Archaeology in Annapolis Lab

For the past 2 semesters, I have been working in the Archaeology in Annapolis Lab in Woods Hall. This is my first year at Maryland, and I wanted to get a feel for the work being done in the archaeology department. Dr. Leone’s Archaeology in Annapolis program was a major factor in my decision to […]

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GIS Day and Archaeology in Annapolis

Here in our laboratory, several of us use GIS in our work.  In honor of GIS Day, here’s an introduction to some of the things we do.  Benjamin Skolnik In my work on historic plantation landscapes, GIS has been instrumental to mapping and visualizing the past.  Digitizing and georeferencing historic maps and orthorectifying historic photographs […]

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Using Historical Documents to Find Individuals from the Past

A question recently arose concerning the 1858 Dilworth map and what kind of information it can tell us. An individual commented on our last post, inquiring about what kinds of people are labeled on the map and what types of landmarks it shows. This is quite an interesting question, so this post is dedicated to […]

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Emerging Scholars Research Project

Though field school is over, archaeological discovery continues. I previously worked on the James Holliday house in Annapolis, the Wye House Plantation, and the Buffalo Soldier’s house in Easton. On those sites, we dug, sweated, found great artifacts, and pieced together forgotten stories from the past. Now, in the air-conditioned lab, our goal is slightly […]

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A Happy Lab

After a month-long hiatus, students are employed again in the lab with the work of washing artifacts so that they can be cataloged and analyzed. After the flurry of activity and discovery during excavations, lab work involves more methodical preparation before reporting findings, which unfortunately means a lack of compelling blog post material. The process […]

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Archaeology in Annapolis: Every Day is a Day of Archaeology

The following was written for the Day of Archaeology blogging event, 2011: It is the last day of summer lab work for the Archaeology in Annapolis project. Out of the sun of the field and into the air conditioning, volunteer undergraduate students Bill and Ryan wash the artifacts gathered from this season’s efforts. Toothbrushes in […]

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