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Baltimore Sun Covers Local Excavation

Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Anne Arundel County, MD

On July 2, the Baltimore Sun featured an article detailing the excavation of the oldest human structure found in Maryland (occupied between 1290 and 1300).

Anne Arundel County archaeologist Al Luckenbach is particularly excited about the discovery of ceramic pottery fragments with elaborate geometric designs, which he described as “beyond decoration; this is art.” Maryland Historical Trust archaeologist Dennis Curry notes that the abundance of artifacts at the Algonquian site, preserved in unusual sandy soil, suggest it might have been important for regional trading.

The dig is co-funded by the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation and the Maryland Historical Trust.

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