Introduction

Site 18CH354 is located on the 2,000 Wollaston Manor owned and occupied by Captain James Neale during the 17th century.  Historic occupations continued by the Neale family and others through the first and third quarters of the 18th century.

Archaeological Investigations

Targeted data recoveries at 18CH354 by Archeological Testing and Consulting, Inc., for the Swan Point Development Company, LLC involved block excavation using 5-foot squares and a limited number of exploratory trenches and smaller units.  Twelve fully excavated and nine partially excavated units were completed within site 18CH354.  All were placed wihtin the cellar hole and around the brick foundation in order to expose intact masonry features.    A total of 12 natural and cultural features was discovered, and over 17,000 artifacts were produced.  Artifacts spanned an array of functional types, but were dominated by architectural materials, faunal remains, and domestic items.  The mean ceramic date for 18CH354 is 1746.  Recovered material culture from the site suggests that its occupants were of middle to upper socio-economic status.

Archeobotanical Studies

Floral remains from site 18CH354 were recovered through soil waterscreening of 83 samples.  Recovered plant remains were limited to a single unidentified seeds and 103 samples of wood charcoal.

References

Hill, Philip et al.
2010 Phase III Archeological Data Recoveries of Sites 18CH350 and 18CH354 as Part of The Villages at Swan Point, Swan Point, Charles County, Maryland.  Submitted to Swan Point Development Company, LLC, Baltimore.
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