Archaeology in Annapolis was a city-wide excavation of Maryland’s capital city whose purpose was to recover and teach with the below ground remains of materials from the 1680’s to today. Archaeology in Annapolis is a part of the Department of Anthropology of the University of Maryland, College Park and has been, and in some cases remains, partners with Historic Annapolis Foundation, the Banneker-Douglass Museum, Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, and the City of Annapolis. The project was begun in 1981 and continues to work in the City and to excavate on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The project works to provide understanding of the many peoples who have made up the City in the past and present. Under the direction of Mark P. Leone, the organization has conducted over forty excavations in the historic area of Maryland’s capitol city as well as in Queen Anne and Talbot Counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including Wye House Plantation. This collection includes archaeological site reports, technical reports, and dissertations produced by the project between 1985 and the present. Where possible, separate files for artifact catalogs have been provided.
A physical component of the collection is housed in the National Trust room of Hornbake Library on the University of Maryland campus. It contains copies of site reports, field notes, drawings, slides, contact sheets, photographs, historic research, oral history transcripts, artifact cataloging sheets, analytical notes, dissertations, scholarly and public papers, presentations, journal articles, administrative planning notes, correspondence, visitor evaluations, press releases, brochures, exhibition planning notes and grant proposals.
(1992) Logan, George C.; Bodor, Thomas W.; Jones, Lynn D.; Creveling, Marian C.; Leone, Mark P.
This report provides a detailed summary of archaeological excavations that were conducted
by Archaeology in Annapolis inside the ground story of the Charles Carroll House in Annapolis
(18AP45) during the summer and fall of 1991. This project was initiated by Charles Carroll
House of Annapolis, Inc. (CCHA), and was made possible through an agreement between CCHA
and Historic Annapolis Foundation. It was designed as an initial phase of a larger project to
restore the Carroll House to its late 18th-century appearance, while at the same time adding
modern facilities to accomodate receptions, conferences, and other adaptive uses.
These excavations were conducted between June and mid October of 1991, prior to interior
house restoration, with monitoring of site restoration activities continuing well into 1992.
Archaeologists, working with fieldschool students, and volunteers, tested all identified rooms in
the house's ground story and then expanded excavations as deemed necessary and as time
In designing the project and in preparing this final report, the staff followed the "Guidelines
for Archaeological Investigations in Maryland" (McNarnara 1981). The report includes several
levels of summaries (from descriptive summaries of soil levels excavated from the individual
units (Appendix A), to interpretive room summaries) in an effort to make the data easily
accessible and understandable to archaeologists and others interested in this site.
This report provides a detailed summary of the archaeological excavations that were conducted over a period of 2 weeks at the Retallick-Brewer House site located in Annapolis, Maryland. The project was initiated by the Griffis Foundation in order to gain some insight into the changes that have occurred at this property over its 200 year occupation. The project was completed by staff and volunteers of Archaeology In Annapolis, a joint venture of the University of Maryland, College Park, and Historic Annapolis Foundation. The design of this report follows the "Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations in Maryland" (McNamara 1981). This report contains descriptive summaries of individual levels along with an interpretation for each excavated unit in order to allow archaeologists and interested others access to the information contained within.
(1993-09) Bodor, Thomas W.; Anroman, Gilda M.; Russo, Jean B.; Jopling, Hannah; Etherton, Kevin M.; Leone, Mark P.
This report presents the results of the Legacy Resource Management Program,
Cultural Resource Management survey as it relates to the United States Naval Academy
(USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland. Sponsored by the United States Department of Defense
and managed through the Naval Facilities (CHESDIV), a multi-faceted project was initiated
by Archaeology In Annapolis, an on-going research project jointly sponsored by Historic
Annapolis Foundation, and the University of Maryland, College Park. The project was
comprised of an archaeological survey conducted over a 2 month period, title searches on
properties now occupied by the USNA, oral history interviews conducted with residents of a
former neighborhood purchased by the Academy, and the use of the AutoCAD computer
mapping program to assist with the archaeological survey and to potentially generate a
predictive model of where historic or prehistoric cultural resources may exist on USNA
property. Conclusions drawn from this study highlight the rich amount of cultural resources
which exist in the form of artifacts dating from the late-1700's, deeds information that shows
changing economic and social patterns throughout the 290 year history of the ground
occupied by the Academy, memories of individuals who lived through the expansion of the
Academy into their homes, and a series of maps which can be used to indicate the likelihood
of further cultural resources.