Proclaimed by the Governor and organized by the Archeological Society of Maryland, April is Maryland Archaeology Month – and this year their is a focus on the real impact of water on our natural and cultural resources.

Archaeologists across the state have contributed to and edited, “At the Water’s Edge: Our Past on the Brink,” as a series of academic essays on the topic of sea-level rise and erosion, along with research findings from sites along the Chesapeake. A free PDF download is available online.

Another component of the Month is bringing the public, students, and colleagues out to active dig sites through a series of events. Here are just a few:

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Rediscovering a 17th Century Quaker Home through Archaeology
The Lost Town Project
Skipworth’s Addition, 4558 Bayfields Rd., Harwood, MD 20776

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11am-3:30pm
Public Archaeology Lab
Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc. and Charles County Government
Burch House, Warehouse Landing Road, Historic Port Tobacco Village, MD 20677

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1pm-4pm+
Open House of the New Historic St. Mary’s City Archaeology Laboratories
Historic St. Mary’s City and St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Archeology Month Calendar

Maryland Archaeology Month is sponsored by Archeological Society of Maryland, Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Highway Administration, Council for Maryland Archaeology, Historic St. Mary’s City, St. Maryland College of Maryland, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.