Archaeology Spotlight

 Archaeology Lab, Kent Hall 320

Students can choose to focus their studies on archaeology. We provide many opportunities inside and outside the classroom for students to engage in archaeology.


Faculty and Student Spotlight

Underwater Archaeology

Our faculty and students are involved in a number of professional organizations and research projects.


Silas Hurry
Adjunct Faculty

Photo of Silas Hurry

Office: HSMC Archaeology Lab
Phone: (240) 895-4973


Mr. Silas D. Hurry is the Curator of Collections and Archaeological Laboratory Director for Historic St. Mary’s City. He has over forty years of experience in historical archaeology working in Maryland, Georgia, Michigan, and New Mexico. He is a native of the Southern Maryland region and an honors graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland in History and Anthropology. He subsequently attended graduate school at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He is active in the Society for Historical Archaeology, and a past officer of the Council on Northeast Historical Archaeology, and the Council for Maryland Archaeology and maintains the web sites for both councils.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Mary’s County Historical Society. He is the author of numerous articles and essays on the archaeology of St. Mary’s City including the exhibit catalog “..once the Metropolis of Maryland” and The Whole Site is the Artifact: Interpreting the St. John’s Site, St. Mary’s City, Maryland. (with Dorsey Bodeman) in Past Meets Present Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers and Community Groups edited John H. Jameson and Sherene Baugher. His research interests include Historic ceramics, vernacular and formal architecture, and 17th-century material culture.


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


B.A. St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Graduate studies, Cambridge University, UK

Courses Taught:

  • Archaeological Analysis and Curation
  • Internships in Archaeology
  • Independent Studies in Anthropology and History
  • St. Mary’s Projects