Kirsti Uunila, Historic Preservation Planner for Calvert County, received a proclamation on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from the Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) for the month of April to be known as “Archaeology Month” in Calvert County.
Calvert County has a rich, diverse archaeological heritage spanning 12,000 years of human habitation. Archaeological sites and artifacts are non-renewable cultural resources worthy of protection and conservation. Many dedicated, professional archaeologists and individuals give generously of their talents and their time to protect, study and interpret the remains for the benefit of all Calvert County citizens.
The Calvert County Historic District Commission, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, Maryland Historical Trust, State Highway Administration, The Archeological Society of Maryland, and volunteers combined forces to enhance public awareness of archaeology in Calvert County. The State of Maryland has deemed the theme for this year as “At Water’s Edge: Environmental Threats to Archaeological Sites”.
Calvert County is pleased to join in celebrating this special month to promote the value of archaeological resources and to reflect on the vital role of archaeology in revealing the unique legacy of Calvert County.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed that the month of April be known as Archaeology Month in Calvert County, and they urged all citizens to join in the observance.
Margit Miler / Calvert Beacon