Evidence of the oldest settlements found in Maryland?





Who would think a series of dark spots in the ground and a tiny clay pot could generate such excitement?

The dark smudges in the earth, deemed to be posts supporting Native American wigwams, found by county archaeologists this spring could be the oldest structures yet discovered in Maryland.

Carbon dating has determined the settlement along the Patuxent River near Jug Bay dates from A.D. 1290 and 1300.


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