Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), in association with St. Mary’s College of Maryland, announces its 2014 field school in historical archaeology. The goal of this summer’s excavations is to better understand the yards and structures around the Calvert House. Built in the first decade of Maryland’s settlement by Leonard Calvert, the first Governor, it served as the statehouse of the Province until 1676. The program is an intensive, 10 week experience in Colonial archaeology. The first week includes lectures on history, archaeological methods and material culture studies. Students learn artifact identification by working with one of the best archaeological collections of Colonial material in the country. During the following weeks, students participate in excavation, recording and analysis. Students have the rare opportunity to learn about and help sail the MARYLAND DOVE, a replica of a 17th‑century, square-rigged tobacco ship.
To apply to the 2014 HSMC Archaeology Field School, send an email or a letter stating your interest in the course and listing any relevant classes, experience, or special skills. Include the email addresses of two academic references. Please list a phone number and address both at school and at home where you can be reached after the semester is over. Housing is limited so apply early. For specific questions about the course, email TimR@dighistory.org.
Application deadline: April 25, 2014