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Wednesday, September 16, 1998

Archaeology Digs Part of New "Culture Contact on the Eastern Shore" Course

SALISBURY, MD--Salisbury State University students are uncovering Delmarva history first hand through a new course on Culture Contact on the Colonial Eastern Shore offered by the History Department and anthropology program.

Students dig on several early Colonial and historic period Indian sites in Wicomico and Dorchester counties this fall under the direction of SSU Professor Virginia R. Busby. The sites include the Nanticoke Indian Village of Chicone and the plantation of Christopher Nutter, an early settler who was extensively involved in the Indian trade with the Nanticoke.

For additional information on the research and site visits please contact Busby thorugh the History Department at 410-543-6245. Information on Nanticoke River archaeology may also be accessed via the Web site for the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture

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