Where Did You Find That Artifact? Context is Crucial in Maryland Archaeology
In 2023, Maryland Archeology Month focused on the importance of recording the archeological context
of artifacts. Context refers to the physical location where an artifact was found and the
artifact's spatial relationship to other objects and cultural features. Context allows
artifacts to be linked to specific events, site occupations, and cultural traditions.
Context also helps to explain how objects were used, what their significance was, and
what role they played in the lives of people in the past.
ARCHEOLOGY MONTH BOOKLET
Visit the Maryland Archeology Month website at
download a printable high quality pdf of this year's poster. From this content-rich website
you can also read the essays written by archaeologists about the crucial importance of
context in Maryland archaeology. The booklet and website also contain information about
year-round volunteer opportunities in archaeology and special archaeology events scheduled
during the month of April. This website will be updated as new events are announced, so be
sure to visit often!
For More Information
Posters and other printed materials are available on request; to request copies, or for more
information, contact Dr. Zachary Singer,
State Terrestrial Archaeologist, at 410-697-9544.
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