A Brief History of Archaeology Studies in Maryland with Biographical Sketches of Notable Maryland Archaeologists and Avocational Archaeologists, 1870 to 2018
Author(s): Stephen Israel
I began the "Maryland Archaeology: Past Portrait Project" because I came across many undocumented terrestrial, underwater, and advocational archaeologists in Maryland, and realized they provided a large range of information on Maryland’s forgotten and unacknowledged archaeological activities and accomplishments. My goals for this paper were to document, to the extent possible, many of the forgotten contributors of the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st century archaeological surveys and investigations, personal artifact collections, memories, and records (1) before they are lost to memory, (2) acknowledging their contributions to the understanding of Maryland Archaeology, and (3) for compiling an early 21st century comprehensive database for future syntheses on Maryland Archaeology. Compiling the early and current archaeological surveys and investigations, and documented artifact collections, personal memories and their written records is an important first step before their memories, their records, and their artifacts disappear all together. A cross section of biographical sketches will illustrate what surprises I found while compiling these profiles.
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A Brief History of Archaeology Studies in Maryland with Biographical Sketches of Notable Maryland Archaeologists and Avocational Archaeologists, 1870 to 2018. Stephen Israel. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444751)
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