Phase I Archaeological Resources Inventory, Naval Recreation Center Solomons, Calvert County, Maryland


This report presents the results of a Phase I archaeological investigation undertaken between July and December 1995 aboard the Solomons Annex to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. This survey was conducted by the staff of the Southern Maryland Regional Center at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in cooperation with the Cultural and Natural Resources Branch of the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Funding for the project was provided by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Resources Management Program.

The Solomons Annex is located on the eastern shore of the Patuxent River in southern Calvert County, Maryland. Field methods for the investigation consisted of the excavation of shovel test pits at various intervals throughout all testable portions of the project area. A total of three prehistoric and seven historic archaeological sites were located and recorded during this project. In addition, five archaeologically sensitive areas were located and spatially defined. The prehistoric artifacts recovered date in age from the Early Archaic to the Late Woodland Periods, while the historic sites range in age from the second half of the 17th century to the early 20th century. This report comprises an inventory of archaeological resources within the project area, and is intended to serve as a source of management and planning information for future projects within the Solomons Annex.

Cite this Record

Phase I Archaeological Resources Inventory, Naval Recreation Center Solomons, Calvert County, Maryland. James M. Harmon, Jessica L. Neuwirth, Trenna Solomon-Valado. 1996 ( tDAR id: 392804) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83B615W

Spatial Coverage

min long: -76.506; min lat: 38.102 ; max long: -76.462; max lat: 38.137 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Federal Curator; Michael Smolek

Principal Investigator(s): Julia King; Edward E. Chaney

Sponsor(s): Navy

Repository(s): Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

Prepared By(s): Southern Maryland Regional Center

Record Identifiers

Maryland Historical Trust Report #(s): CV 74

MAC Lab Accession Number(s): 1998.040


General Note: The following physical records are held at MAC Lab: Field Notes, Lab Notes, Maps, Report, Photologs, List of Documentation

General Note: Date Collected:JULY-DECEMBER 1995

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Contact(s): Michael Smolek; Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Federal Curator