Field Trip

Lost Buttons, Oyster Shells and Colonial Diets: Highlights from SERC's Archaeology Citizen Scientists

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Presenters: Jim Breedlove, Jocelyn Lee and Kathleen Cannon (SERC citizen scientists)

Pre-registration Required
No

Event Details

SERC's Environmental Archaeology Lab is the only lab in the center run entirely by volunteers. In this lightning talk-style session, learn about three of the many projects SERC citizen scientists are taking on as they excavate SERC's 17th-century plantations and other historic areas throughout Anne Arundel County. Discover the meat-eating habits of Port Tobacco settlers, the rise and fall of Delmarva's shell button industry, and the stories hidden in centuries-old oyster shells scattered across the SERC campus.

This talk is part of SERC's "Science and History on the Bay" winter evening lecture series. Lectures start at 7pm; light refreshments at 6:30. Free and open to all!