The Artifacts

[one_half]Archaeology is the study of human culture in the past through the objects and things that humans used. At Historic St. Mary’s City, many of the artifacts that we excavate have been churned up and broken into very tiny pieces due to centuries of plowing. However, a number of these artifacts can still tell us a great deal about the lives of those who had lived at the site.

Learn more about Historic St. Mary’s City Archaeology Program Here.[/one_half][one_half_last]Historic St. Mary’s City has conducted a number of archaeological investigations relating to or informing the life of African Americans during the 19th century at St. Mary’s Manor. These excavations have revealed a number of interesting and unique artifacts that have helped to shed light on the lives of the African Americans who lived in St. Mary’s City during the 19th and 20th century. You can see a few of these objects in the gallery below.

Click on the images below to learn more about the artifact.[/one_half_last]

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