Bottles and Plates and a Cat – Oh My!


For five weeks in the early spring of 1980, Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Research, Inc. of Delaware conducted emergency archaeological excavations in downtown Baltimore at the site of the Federal Reserve Bank (18BC27). This section of the city was settled in the late 18th century and served as a residential neighborhood into the 20th century. The excavations revealed a number of late 18th- and early 19th-century privies and wells that were recorded and excavated during the short field session, which was made difficult by cold, wet weather and large construction equipment working at close quarters with the archaeologists. Continue reading