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The MHT Archeology Program assists the people of Maryland in identifying, studying, evaluating, preserving, protecting, and interpreting the state’s archeological resources. The office conducts¬†research, survey and inventory, and public programs, and manages various archeological grants administered by MHT.¬† We also provide technical assistance to those interested in conducting research on Maryland archeology.

The archeology program at MHT is organized into two major areas of research: terrestrial and underwater archeology. The Terrestrial Archeology Program carries out land-based excavations and lab research throughout the state. The Maritime Archeology Program undertakes research, survey, and documentation of submerged (underwater) cultural resources in Maryland state waters. Both programs sponsor and promote numerous educational activities that are open to the public. For more information on each program and educational opportunities, use the links below.