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Recovering the Landscape of an Abandoned Town in Port Tobacco, Maryland

Author(s): Sarah A. Grady ; Esther D. Read

Year: 2017

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During the eighteenth century, Port Tobacco was a bustling port town located along the Port Tobacco River in Charles County, Maryland. Today it is a small village with few surviving structures and no commercial establishments. Between 2008 and 2011, systematic archaeological survey of the town defined the locations of many of the town’s early buildings. We recently began a new phase of research within the remains of a print shop. Our current excavation builds on earlier work and allows us to begin to tell the forgotten stories of this once vibrant village and its inhabitants.

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Recovering the Landscape of an Abandoned Town in Port Tobacco, Maryland. Sarah A. Grady, Esther D. Read. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435537)


Temporal Keywords
18th-19th century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 691

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America