Saturday, June 13, 2009

Surprise Gift from the MAC Lab

Last Tuesday Rebecca "Becky" Morehouse, Curator of State Collections at J. Patterson Park & Museum, spoke to the Charles County Archaeological Society. She brought with her a collections box packed with artifacts collected from Port Tobacco by Gerald Braley in the early 1970s.

I just signed the loan agreement and we will examine the collection over the next few weeks. Although there is no paperwork associated with the collection, I am confident that we will figure out the proveniences of some of the material. This is our first opportunity to make some sense of the digging that local avocational archaeologists engaged in during the 1960s and 1970s, work that has left precious little in the way of collections and even less in documentation.

Work by April, the Heidelberg Three, and our dedicate volunteers proceeds apace and all are welcome to visit or lend a hand. Remember, though: the ladies take Tuesdays off.

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