Updates

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

Lab Notes · Updates

Lab Notes: August 13, 2016

Saturday Blog Post: August 13, 2016 This past Saturday our volunteers were tasked with processing and cleaning our collection of oyster shells from the trash midden, where small mammal bones, and teeth were also discovered. As we have quite a lot of oyster shell to process – and in turn catalog – we’ve displayed the… Continue reading Lab Notes: August 13, 2016

Lab Notes · Updates

Lab Notes: August 6, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016: Intern Blog Post: Saturday morning I arrived at The Natural History Society of Maryland to continue the cataloging process, while our volunteers worked to uncover and categorize The Herring Run artifacts. In identifying material artifacts, we as archaeologists are able to assess their practical and functional purposes, as well as a… Continue reading Lab Notes: August 6, 2016

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 · 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

Updates

We Proudly Introduce Aidan Ryan

Several weeks ago, we welcomed a new member to the Herring Run Archaeology Project Team.  We first met Aidan last spring when he came out to volunteer for during our first excavation of Eutaw Manor.  We were delighted when Aidan returned to lend a hand several times over the course of the field season and… Continue reading We Proudly Introduce Aidan Ryan

Events · Excavations · Updates

Volunteers Needed

The Herring Run Archaeology Project Needs YOUR HELP. We’ll be accepting volunteers for fieldwork soon, please stay tuned for details on that. Meanwhile, we’re looking for people who can help us with visits from school groups. This will be our first year providing archaeology field trips for schools, and since we only have ten days… Continue reading Volunteers Needed

Eutaw Manor · Publications · Updates

Results of the 2015 Field Season

As those of you who volunteered with us know, we had a fantastic ten days of fieldwork back in May 0f 2015 and made some astonishing discoveries – including the entire foundation of Eutaw Manor, a stone manor house built in 1760 that burned down in a catastrophic fire in October of 1865. Now we’ve… Continue reading Results of the 2015 Field Season