April is Maryland Archeology Month—No Fooling!


2013 Maryland Archeology Month booklet that highlights the diagnostic website and archaeology activities for 2013.

2013 Maryland Archeology Month booklet that highlights the diagnostic website and archaeology activities for 2013.

For many years, April has been designated as Maryland’s Archeology Month. During this month, the public can enjoy the number of free events that focus on the state’s rich archaeological heritage. Here at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, we celebrate the opening of our annual public season, as well as Archeology Month, with an event called Discovering Archaeology Day.

This year, the free event will be held on April 20 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Visitors can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities sponsored by archaeological organizations around the state, visit an ongoing excavation at an eighteenth-century plantation site and take tours of the MAC Lab.

In 2013, the MAC Lab will enjoy special recognition during Archeology Month.
The annual event poster and booklet, which receives wide distribution to libraries and archaeological organizations throughout the state, celebrates the Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland’s newest  addition: the Projectile Point webpage.

The creation of this webpage, spearheaded by MAC Lab Deputy Director Ed Chaney, went live about three weeks ago. The website provides identification tools for projectile points commonly found in Maryland. The site features essays and numerous photographs for each point type, and can be searched by shape or by time period. Check out the new site at the address below:

http://www.jefpat.org/diagnostic/Maryland_Projectile_Points/index-projectilepoints.html

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