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The Herring Run Archaeology Project: 2018 Maryland Preservation Award Recipient

On February 1st, the Herring Run Archaeology Project was honored with a 2018 Maryland Preservation Award for Outstanding Individual Leadership. We would like to thank our outstanding volunteer, friend, and all-around wonder woman Irene Smith, for nominating us for this award. We would also like to thank Maryland State Delegate Mary Washington and Maryland State… Continue reading The Herring Run Archaeology Project: 2018 Maryland Preservation Award Recipient

Artifact of the Day

Small Finds, Big Stories: House Bell

Most artifacts recovered from a site are easy to identify. Broken ceramics that were once part of a serving dish or tea cup, shards of olive-colored glass that were parts of a wine bottle, nails that held down the floorboards of a house that has vanished from the landscape. These artifacts are ubiquitous on historical… Continue reading Small Finds, Big Stories: House Bell

Artifact of the Day

Small Finds, Big Stories: Wine Bottle Seal

Sometimes it’s amazing what you can learn from a single artifact. This wine bottle seal, the only one we’ve recovered so far from the Eutaw Manor House, is an outstanding example of just how much everyday items can reveal about the people who owned them. But first, what even IS a wine bottle seal? The… Continue reading Small Finds, Big Stories: Wine Bottle Seal