Public Archaeology at JPPM

Excavating at the Public Archaeology site at JPPM
Public Archaeology

Every summer, volunteers are given the opportunity to see what it is like to be an archaeologist and excavate an actual site, through our Public Archaeology Program. You can help us dig and screen for artifacts in the field, or wash, label, and count objects at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab.  And if you don’t want to get dirty, you can just watch the work in progress.  You can come as often as you want – an hour, a day, the entire season!  It’s a fun way for the whole family to learn about the past.  Who knows what great discoveries await you?!

 

Public archaeology being performed on Discovering Archaeology Day.

 


Archaeologist holding pieces of German stoneware found while excavating at the Public Archaeology site at JPPM.How Do I Sign Up?

The 2014 program begins May 6 and runs through June 28. Fieldwork takes place Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00-3:00.  You can help in the lab on Tuesday and Thursday, or when it is raining.  Please contact Ed Chaney at 410-586-8554 or email: ed.chaney@maryland.gov to register for Public Archaeology. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.  There is no fee.  Funding for the 2014 JPPM Public Archaeology Program is provided by the Marpat Foundation and by an anonymous donation.



For more information about Public Archaeology, click here.