Lab Notes · Updates

Lab Notes: July 30, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016:   Intern Blog Post: Saturday was an exciting day in the lab at The Natural History Society of Maryland. Karen instructed the volunteers on proper artifact analysis, as well as brushing and sorting techniques. Remember, artifacts vary in their required care. If you are unsure of the proper tool to use,… Continue reading Lab Notes: July 30, 2016

Lab Notes · Updates

Lab Notes: July 23, 2016

We are super excited! First of all the Herring Run Archaeology Project recently started processing the thousands of artifacts we collected from our field season this past spring. At the same time we recently welcomed two additional staff members to the project team who have been instrumental in working with our volunteers as we clean,… Continue reading Lab Notes: July 23, 2016

Eutaw Manor · Excavations

Field Notes: Days Six and Seven

We’ve continued working on both the Eutaw manor house and the earlier part of the site over the last two days, and we’ve learned a great deal in a very short period of time. In the manor house, we discovered a mysterious pit near the southwest corner of the foundation that contained two complete wine… Continue reading Field Notes: Days Six and Seven

Eutaw Manor · Excavations

Field Notes: Day Five

Today we passed the halfway point of the 2016 Field Season, and the amazing discoveries continue.  Building on the success from yesterday, we continued to explore the location of the earliest European occupation of the site. We opened several more test units, and while we have not yet discovered any foundations or structural remains of… Continue reading Field Notes: Day Five

Eutaw Manor · Excavations · Uncategorized · Updates

Field Notes, Day Three

By the end of our third day of fieldwork, we completed excavation in three new areas on the perimeter and interior of the Eutaw manor house. Each new location we explore in the footprint of the house produces several distinct groups of artifacts that are not found in other areas. These subtle distinctions have allowed us… Continue reading Field Notes, Day Three


Field Notes, Days One and Two

Our second season of fieldwork has begun, and we’ve already made some fantastic discoveries! We’re exploring more of the Eutaw manor house, and have now firmly identified a second building that was likely the kitchen. We’ll be continuing to explore these two structures tomorrow, but we’re also hoping to begin excavation of the possible stable… Continue reading Field Notes, Days One and Two

Artifact of the Day · Eutaw Manor

Artifacts of the Day: Nails!

Nails are among the most commonly occurring artifacts found on nineteenth and twentieth century archaeological sites, yet their importance is often overlooked. Unlike ceramics and glass, nails left in the ground for a prolonged period of time become heavily corroded and malformed, and are just not that pleasurable to study or easy to identify. But… Continue reading Artifacts of the Day: Nails!