Saturday, March 1, 2008

Life is a Beach

Three-fourths of the PTAP team, and at least one of our volunteers, are enjoying a cold and windy weekend in Ocean City at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference.

We are taking in presentations on all aspects of regional archaeology and were looking forward to one talk in particular, entitled "Why Salisbury: The Development of Maryland's Second Largest Port" by Jennifer Gardner.

Jennifer is in the early stages of this research but there are obvious overlaps with our work. Where Port Tobacco declined when the railroad failed to include it on its route, Salisbury increased in prominence when it gained the railroad to compliment the port. We will be keeping tabs on this project.

Peter and Jim are giving talks tomorrow. I will report on those then.


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