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Hands-On Learning: Public Archaeology Field Sessions Offered this Summer in Edgewater

May 23 2018

Hands-On Learning: Public Archaeology Field Sessions Offered this Summer in Edgewater

Dr. Zac Singer of the Lost Towns Project has asked us to share their public summer field session information:

The Lost Towns Project, Inc. will present two Field Sessions in Archaeology at the Ferguson Site at Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD during the last two weeks of June 2018. The public is invited to join archaeologists from Anne Arundel County and the Lost Towns Project to excavate the 18th century archaeological site of Alexander Ferguson, a merchant, a tailor, and a prominent resident of the colonial seaport of London Town. No archaeological experience required; we’ll give you “On the Job Training!” Bring gloves, water and your curiosity! Enjoy the beauty and history of Historic London Town & Gardens and the Souht River while you participate in an actual live archaeological excavation uncovering artifacts that tell us about the former residents of this colonial town. (Field hours are 9am to 3pm. Suitable for age 12-100! Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.) Can’t commit the whole day? Daily tours will be offerred at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm during excavation days for visitors to Historic London Town & Gardens. Tours cost $3 with cost admission to Historic London Town. Guided tours will leave from the Visitor Center.

When: Session #1: June 20, 21, 22, & 23, 2018; Session #2: June 27, 28, 29, & 30, 2018

Where: Anne Arundel County’s Archaeology Laboratory located at Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. We will walk to the archaeological site.

Cost: $20 per day or $55 for each 4-day field session.

How: Register online at www.losttownsproject.org/ferguson-field-session/. Space is limited. Daily participation is capped at 12.

Who: The Lost Towns Project, Inc. and Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning’s Division of Cultural Resources is proud to bring a return to public archaeology at Historic London Town & Gardens.

Download the flyer: Press Release Field Session at Ferguson