Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gearing Up for More Fieldwork

I have been in Binghamton for the last two weeks to work on some library research and grant writing for Port Tobacco. Fall is in full swing up here and I am ready to head back south.

This weekend is our Archeological Society of Maryland Volunteer Weekend. We hope to have a great turnout with a small army of volunteers ready to help with everything from field survey to artifact processing. No experience is necessary. Our staff will provide training, supervision, and even some entertainment.

For anyone enrolled in the Certified Archaeological Technician Program, we will be providing two workshops!

In an earlier post, I promised that we would look at several aspects of the site over the weekend to provide variety to anyone who wants to come out each of the three days. I've already named two areas: 1) the Wade House and Centennial Hotel, and 2) the field producing a mixture of prehistoric and historic material. The third area of interest will be the front lawn of the reconstructed courthouse, provided we can get the utilities marked out before we put a shovel in the ground. Safety first!

So, everyone reading this is invited to Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, this weekend. Come to work or come to watch. No RSVP is necessary but feel free to drop us a note so we can get an idea of how many people to expect. It should be a beautiful weekend with highs in the 70s.


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