Sunday, September 30, 2007

Project Takes Week Long Break...Sort Of.

Our blog today is late: the crew is exhausted and April is on her way back to Binghamton. Ten straight days of Port Tobacco work have paid off in the discovery of several Colonial and 19th-century sites, including sites that probably should have appeared on late 19th-century maps but do not.

We will return to the field next Saturday, October 6, weather permitting. The following Saturday, the 13th, is the annual meeting of the Archeological Society of Maryland. (See this link for information on a day-long series of presentations and discussion, open to all members and non-members for a modest fee.) We will then return on Thursday the 18th and work through the middle of the following week. In the meantime, we have lots of data entry to do and lots of artifact washing and cataloging.

I want to take this opportunity to thank, on behalf of April, the team, and myself, the contributions to the project of Cathy Hardy and her staff at Charles County's planning department. We greatly appreciate their hard work and timely responses to our requests.

Monday Pete will post something on pottery...stay tuned.


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