Archaeology Tours

 Contact the Education Programs Administrator at 410-222-1919 x212 or via email for availability, bookings, and more information
 

Archaeology:

Students are able to take their study of Maryland’s Colonial period one step further as they learn about the people of London Town whose lives are often not recorded in historical documents. Through a hands-on artifact analysis, students will learn about the lives of enslaved people, indentured and convict indentured servants and colonists. Through a variety of hands-on activities, students will understand that archaeology is a science and the steps archaeologists use to uncover the stories of past people.  The teacher’s packet with pre- and post-visit activities is here.


 

 

Lessons Used:

The following are some of the individual lessons used. Not all lessons are used in every program.  Screening for artifacts is weather dependent, if students are unable to screen another activity will be substituted.

  • Discover London Town! exhibit--  Hands-on artifact analysis and discussion of the methodology of archaeology gives students a well rounded understanding of the process of archaeology.
  • Simulated Dig-- Students will be able to excavate a simulated archaeology excavation and will be tasked with interpreting the site based on the artifacts uncovered!
  • Artifact Mending—Students have to piece together broken ceramics to try to understand what the original vessel looked like.
  • Modern Archaeology-- learn the different ways that archaeologists are able to date a site and how they are able to learn clues and dates from artifacts. 
  • Archaeology Bingo! Students will identify artifacts and understand the background and contextual information archaeologists are able to learn from material culture.

**Please note that screening for artifacts is no longer offered. 

 

Public Hours

Public Hours

April – November

Wednesday-Saturday
10:00-4:30
 
Sundays
12:00-4:30

Admission

Admission
 
FREE–Members
$10 - Adults
$9 - Seniors (62+)
$5 - Youth (7-17)
Free - Children 6 and younger

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