Maryland Archaeology

Fork- Antietam National Battlefield, MD (3D)

Fork- Antietam National Battlefield, MD (3D)

Fork (VCU_3D_3162) by Virtual Curation Lab on Sketchfab   Archaeologists uncovered this civil war era fork from the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, a site famous for preventing the Confederate takeover of Maryland in 1862. This particular fork style, bone handled and attached to a steel base, […]

House Bell- Baltimore, MD

House Bell- Baltimore, MD

Excerpt- This single artifact tells us a story of the costs and benefits of technology, and the ways in which inequality manifested within the household. It hints at what the busy household might have sounded like, at least for Henrietta Gittings, Emeline Jones, and the other […]

Pineapple Ornament- St. Mary’s City, MD

Pineapple Ornament- St. Mary’s City, MD

Pineapples were a sign of wealth and hospitality during the colonial period. Given its popularity, the fruit's likeness was used as a decorative motif on many different items during this time, including items like this copper alloy leather ornament. #archaeology #artifacts #archaeologist #museumlife #archaeologylab #historynerd […]

Glass Stemware- Port Tobacco Village, MD

Glass Stemware- Port Tobacco Village, MD

At Monday's Open Lab it was hard to settle on just one artifact of the day. So we picked these mid- to late-eighteenth… Posted by Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland Inc – CCASM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Historic Hook & Eye- St. Mary’s City, MD

Historic Hook & Eye- St. Mary’s City, MD

Sometimes that lump of iron isn't just a lump. Our x-ray machine allows us to see the true object beneath years of built up oxidation, which is an important step towards conservation. The first picture shows a large hook&eye, the second picture is a possible […]

Mended Bottle- Historic St. Mary’s City, MD

Mended Bottle- Historic St. Mary’s City, MD

This bottle neck was temporarily mended by a lab tech so that what is molded on the bottle can be written in the catalogue for future reference. It reads "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle." #hsmcarchaeology #smcm #archaeology #visitmd #maryland #archaeologylab #americanartifacts […]

Staffordshire Vessel- St. Mary’s City, MD

Staffordshire Vessel- St. Mary’s City, MD

No caption necessary–Staffordshire combed slipware speaks for itself. #historicstmaryscity #archaeologylab #archaeology #archaeologist #museumlife #archaeologistlife #historicarchaeology #conservation #artifacts A post shared by Archaeology at HSMC (@dighsmc) on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:42pm PDT

Military Buttons- Belvoir Quarter Site, MD

Military Buttons- Belvoir Quarter Site, MD

Updated: State archaeologists posted results of their 2017 field season from the Belvoir Quarter site in Anne Arundel County. Although the site functioned as a plantation, military buttons and minnie balls suggests that it was occupied during the Civil War. The “A” on this coat […]