by Herring Run Archaeology Team Member, Cheryl Fogle-Hatch, Ph.D. This post describes the life of John Broad, the first European settler in present-day Herring Run Park. Although John Broad was only rarely mentioned in historical documents filed at the Maryland State Archives, we know that he was an indentured servant who had become a successful… Continue reading John Broad
We wrapped up our third year of fieldwork at the Eutaw Manor site in April (mostly), and after a short break, we’re getting ready for more work this fall. This update will include some of our findings from this year’s fieldwork, and tell you about an upcoming volunteer meetup! 2017 Field Season: During our first… Continue reading An Update and an Invitation
The Herring Run Archaeology Project has just won one of Baltimore Heritage’s 2017 Heritage Preservation Awards! Eternal thanks to all of you who have supported us over the last three years, and have devoted your time and energy to the project – especially our volunteers, who have made the whole thing possible (and so much… Continue reading You Made Us An Award-Winning Project
Today was a very exciting day! Up at the manor house, we identified a new architectural feature – a possible gravel pathway – which may help us answer one of our more pressing questions: which way did the house face? In the Peale painting of William Smith and his grandson, the house appears to be… Continue reading Field Notes: Day Four
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
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
The Herring Run Archaeology Project Field Season 2016 is a little under two months away. As we continue to plan for our return to Herring Run Park we decided to launch a Booster. You can get this simple yet elegant Herring Run Archaeology t-shirt while at the same time help us raise funds for the… Continue reading Get a Field Season 2016 T-Shirt!