Evidence Found in the Ground

Evidence Found in the Ground (HM1J8I)

Location: Saint Leonard, MD 20685 Calvert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 24.122', W 76° 30.719'

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King's Reach Site

Information about the people who lived here comes from the items that they left behind, such as objects discarded or lost. People also leave behind the remains of their buildings, as well as evidence of some of their daily activities. Archaeologist calls this type of evidence a "feature." Unlike artifacts, features are part of the ground and cannot be removed easily. The King's Reach features include hearths, storage cellars, garbage piles, fence ditches and discolorations in the soil left by decaying wooden posts.
Clues from Colonial Trash
Archaeologists found an amazing range of artifacts in the field: fine table glass, pottery, tobacco pipes, pewter spoons, a needle case, pins, jewelry, locks, horse harness ornaments, hoes, and animal bones, to name a just a few. They collected objects outside the houses, where early settlers threw their trash. Where the building once stood, researchers found artifacts that could have fallen between floor boards. Objects were also found in the soil that had filled the cellars and other features.
(Inscriptions below the images in the center) Iron Chisel; German Stoneware Pottery; Clay Tobacco Pipe; Pewter Spoon; Iron Padlock.
This map shows the outline of the plantation owner's house and servants' residence. The possible use of rooms is noted.
(Inscriptions below the image at the top right) Volunteer archaeologists work in the laboratory analyzing bones, and artifacts. For every day spent digging in the field, many more days are spent in the laboratory cleaning and analyzing the artifacts.
(Inscriptions below the images at the bottom right) Horse Bridle; Glass Bottle; European Tin Glaze Pottery
HM NumberHM1J8I
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Date Added Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 367976 N 4251505
Decimal Degrees38.40203333, -76.51198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 24.122', W 76° 30.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 24' 7.32" N, 76° 30' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Jefferson Patterson Park Exit Rd, Saint Leonard MD 20685, US
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