One-third of archaeological sites in Anne Arundel County are threatened by weather and other natural hazards. The Lost Towns Projects used a recent Heritage Fund grant to get the word out through a series of public videos, called “A Race Against Time: Maryland Archaeology and the Quest to Recover History.”

In the series of videos, Marylanders and the public can find out what preservation measures are being taken and how we can all help to preserve important coastal archaeological sites. There are more than 1600 archaeological sites in Anne Arundel County and together they span 12,000 years of human history.

Interviewees in this video include: Kristy Fidyk, Department Chair, Central Middle School STEM Program; Rico Newman, Member, Choptico Band of Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland; Darrin Lowery, Director, Chesapeake Watershed Archaeological Research Foundation; Jason Tyler, Vice-President, Applied Archaeology & History Associates; Kirsti Uunila, Calvert County Historic Preservation Planner; Jennifer Sparenberg, Hazard Mitigation Officer, Maryland Historical Trust; Karen Jarboe, Ranger, Beverly Triton Beach Park; Stephanie Sperling, Archaeologist, Lost Towns Project of Anne Arundel County

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The Heritage Fund, a cooperative effort of Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust, provides direct assistance for the protection of historical and cultural resources and promotes innovative demonstration projects that can be successfully replicated to meet Maryland’s historic preservation needs. The Fund is intended to serve the needs of tangible cultural resources in Maryland. Historic sites, buildings, districts, objects, and archaeological resources are all eligible for funding.

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