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Have you ever wondered how archaeologists and historians figure out what happened in the past? Have you thought about the hidden history that’s all around you – sometimes even right under your feet? Do you like a suspenseful mystery or a good detective story? Then visit the Past Is Present Archaeology Lab at 201 South Cross Street, in Chestertown! Part of Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society, the lab has explored more than 35 archaeological sites across the Eastern Shore. They include Native American sites dating as far back as the last Ice Age, homesteads and plantations from the colonial period, sites of African American enslavement and freedom, and even shipwrecks in the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay.
Past Is Present Archaeology Lab