During the Calvert Board of County Commissioners meeting, they proclaimed the month of April as Archaeology Month. The county has a rich, diverse archaeological heritage spanning 12,000 years of human habitation. The archaeological sites and artifacts are non-renewable cultural resources that are worthy of conservation and protection.
The county has many dedicated, professional archaeologists and concerned individuals, who give generously of their time and talents to protect, study and interpret the archaeological remains for the benefit and enlightenment of all the citizens. The Calvert County Historic District Commission, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, Maryland Historical Trust, the State Highway Administration and volunteers have combined forces to enhance the public’s awareness of archaeology in Calvert.
The State of Maryland has deemed the theme for this month as “Out of the Ordinary: Tavern Archaeology in Maryland,” to educate citizens about Colonial society. Calvert County is pleased to join in celebrating this special month to promote the conservation of archaeological resources and reflect on the vital role of archaeology in revealing the unique legacy of the county.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon