Nature Connections: Archeology

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Date(s) - Sunday, July 9, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Natural History Society of Maryland


1:15pm / Join us for a fresh new workshop from Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer, professional archaeologists, on the ins & outs, hows & whys of conducting an archeology dig. Interested in learning more of the behind-the-scenes work of a dig? More workshop than presentation, this session will cover essentials such as how sites are chosen, what maps to use, how to delineate the site, how to dig, caring for the artifacts you discover, and more.

Ongoing from 1:00pm – 4:00pm / Stay as long as you’d like, stop in at your convenience:
• Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer will display artifacts found during the Herring Run Archaeology Project – excavation of the remains of the Eutaw Manor House and Farm, a residence of the Smith and Hall families in the 18th and 19th centuries.
• View artifacts from members of the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc. Central Chapter

More details here:

About the ‘Nature Connections’ series of the Natural History Society of Maryland:
‘Nature Connections’ are free, Sunday afternoon programs with fun, hands on activities and explorations to help nature enthusiasts, families, and children connect with nature. Each ‘Nature Connection’ features:
— an in-depth presentation by a professional in the science / naturalist field, suited for an adult audience (beginners are welcome!)
— hands-on displays of specimens and artifacts, including taxidermy from our collections – staffed by knowledgeable enthusiasts to help guide your exploration and answer your questions
— live critters for many of the events
— indoor and outdoor activities tailored for families and children, including crafts
— And always, our NHSM professionals are on hand to chat with you and you are invited to browse our natural history collections on permanent display at the Center.