Tagged as Archaeology

Preservation Maryland’s latest historic property redevelopment project – the rehabilitation of an 1830s historic log cabin – involved an extensive archaeological dig in partnership with the Maryland State Highway Administration which was recently chronicled by Maryland Public Television.

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After months of exhaustive research, Preservation Maryland and its consultant, Rivanna Archaeological Services, completed the effort to trace the history, context, and potential location of the long-missing French and Indian War-era Fort Tonoloway on Maryland’s Western Frontier.

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Individual efforts, often led by small organizations and volunteers are one of the most common ways that historic cemeteries are maintained and preserved. Yet, there are still hidden and undocumented burial grounds – creating a challenge at the regional and statewide planning level. Preservation Maryland convened a webinar on October 15, 2020 to discuss the recent successes of creating a statewide approach to documenting and inventorying Maryland’s burial sites.

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Last month, at the invitation of Preservation Maryland, the Maryland State Highway Administration conducted an archaeological investigation of 417 North Jonathan Street – a property purchased by Preservation Maryland as a part of the organization’s property redevelopment program.

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