Monday, April 24, 2017

Maryland Unearthed: A Guide to Archaeological Collections

Maryland Unearthed: A Guide to Archaeological Collections

Maryland Unearthed provides access to many of the important archaeological collections maintained by the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, the state's central curation facility.

The primary audience for this web site includes archaeologists and historians interested in learning more about the archaeological collections housed at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. These collections are available for study and research and it is hoped this web site will make it easier for researchers to plan research visits to the lab. We also invite students, educators, museum curators, and others interested in Maryland’s past to explore this site.

The main menu gives you access to the three areas of the site:

Browse Sites – Some 268 archaeological sites have been analyzed as part of the project. General information about each site, including site type, a brief description and number of archaeological features is available here. You can also access the site summary pages here thought the site number links, as well as access more detailed site descriptions from the Maryland Historical Trust’s Archeological Synthesis Project.

Map Search – If you are interested in archaeological sites from a particular county or city, you can easily search the database through the map search function.

Search Database – This area includes an on-line search feature that allows you to interrogate the context database, which contains over 4,000 records from 268 sites ranging from over 11,000 years ago to the mid-20th century.

We hope you enjoy the material you will find posted here! For questions, comments, or suggestions, contact Patricia Samford (; 410-586-8551) or Gregory J. Brown (