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

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You Made Us An Award-Winning Project

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

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