Archaeology Site at Jefferson Patterson Park, Calvert County, Maryland

Every summer, the archaeologists at Jefferson Patterson Park open some of the sites to volunteers, Scout Troops, and school classes to dig and screen for artifacts of early colonial settlements and Indian villages.

sifting through the excavation

Apparent corner foundation of the Smith main house.

more sifting through for artifacts

Even the smallest artifact is bagged and sent to the MACLab for identification and cataloging in the specialized archaeological database.

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