Mon, Jan 18, 2016
SMCAS Archaeological Meeting
Location: St. Francis Xavier, Parish Hall
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:30 Duration)
Posted By: Michelle Thompson
Open to the Public
GUEST SPEAKER: Emily Swain, Archaeologist at Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park
TOPIC: "Colonial Encounters at Mount Calvert."
ABSTRACT: Prince George’s County, Maryland, was established in 1696; however, several colonial towns existed within its boundaries prior to its establishment. The county seat was Charles Town, a small English-style row town along the Patuxent River initially founded in 1684. Little is known about the layout of Charles Town, though colonial towns at the time consisted of dwellings, ordinaries, storehouses, and various public buildings, such as churches, and, in the case of the county seat, a courthouse and jail. Nearly two decades of excavations at Charles Town, now partially encompassed within the Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park, have uncovered evidence of several colonial structures, four of which have been exposed archaeologically. This presentation will focus on the architectural and archaeological clues left behind that tell a more complete picture of the town.
Address: 21370 Newtowne Neck Rd, Leonardtown, MD 20650
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