On June 15, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Charles County Chapter of the NAACP announced the discovery of the Josiah Henson Birthplace Archaeological Site. Born into slavery in 1796 on a farm near Port Tobacco, Henson witnessed the assault and brutal beatings of both parents. Along with his wife and four children, he Find out more »
Ocean City, MD March 10 – 13, 2016 St. Mary’s College’s Anthropology faculty, students and alums recently attended the 46th annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference (MAAC) in Ocean City, Maryland, where they shared research findings with their colleagues. Professional archaeologists, historians, and students gather each year for three days of papers, discussion groups, and special Find out more »
The Cremona Fellows Program was established in 2013 to provide students interested in archaeology and historic preservation hand-on experience. The latest internship/directed research opportunity will take place this fall and will focus on the one remaining slave cabin on the property. The nineteenth century cabin, known as “Sam’s Cabin” after its last formerly enslaved occupant, Find out more »
MAY 18-JUNE 12, 2015 Location: Newtowne Neck State Park Near Leonardtown, Maryland Learn to research in archives; design and implement survey-level testing; use a total station; process and curate artifacts; prepare archaeological site forms; and read historic buildings. Students who successfully complete the four-week field school will have: the opportunity to apply for an additional Find out more »
Students from the Spring 2014 ANTH 385 Research Methods are working on a class project at ‘Long Looked For Come At Last’ in Charlotte Hall at the invitation of the property owners. Under the direction of Dr. Steve Lenik, students have recorded a cemetery containing more than 75 burials which are marked by headstones, footstones, Find out more »
Alumna Mary Kate Mansius presents her paper, “Lithics Revisited: An Analysis of Native American Stone Tool Technology During Pre-Contact and Contact Periods” Senior Ginger Williams presents her paper, “An Archaeological Study of the Role of Music in Early Modern Chesapeake” Senior Kaiolani Siregar presents her paper, “XRF Elemental Analysis of Archaeological Morgan Jones Ceramics in Find out more »
On April 19 the Heritage and Public Engagement class participated in Maryland Archaeology Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Their traveling exhibit on Archaeology and colonial Life at Cremona Estate including artifact displays and interactive activities designed from local grammar school students.