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Friday, March 16, 2001

"Nabb Center Celebrates Archaeology Month"

SALISBURY, MD---In recognition of Archaeology Month in Maryland, the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury State University is sponsoring two lectures offering interesting insights about the early settlers of colonial Maryland. 

On Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., Ed Otter, Ph.D. candidate in archaeology at Catholic University and a lecturer at SSU, discusses his ongoing research to locate archeological sites in Somerset County from the last half of the 17th century. His presentation features early results of a land tenure study and cursory field examination.

On Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. Dr. Timothy Riordan, chief archaeologist at Historic St. Mary’s City, presents a slide-illustrated talk “Life and Death in 17th Century Maryland: A View from the Chapel Field Cemetery at Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland.” Excavations at the 17th century cemetery at St. Mary’s revealed a wealth of information about the lives of early settlers and speak to the development of our modern beliefs and mortuary rituals.

Both events, free and open to the public, are at the Nabb Center located near the intersection of Wayne and Power streets in Salisbury. For more information or directions call 410-543-6312. For more information on additional archeology programs and workshops in Maryland visit www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net. Virginia celebrates Archeology Month in October, while Delaware has events in May.


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