Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

Huntingtown High School
Historical Investigations, Archaeology Class, and Archaeology Club


Curator's Choices

JPPM enjoys a productive relationship with Huntingtown High School and Social Studies teacher Jeff Cunningham. In previous years, Jeff’s archaeology classes, under the supervision of Education Director Kim Popetz, produced three cell phone tours for the park. The students worked on the audio tour projects at every level.  In 2012, we decided to take on a different type of project, with Jeff’s new "Historical Investigations" class, in 2013 with the Archaeology Class, and in 2014 with the Archaeology Club. The students analyzed the contents of several mid-19th century privies from Baltimore’s Federal Reserve site (18BC27). Archaeologists excavated the site in 1980, but since the artifacts were never studied or a report prepared, the students are working with assemblages that have never before received any attention.




Part of this project included the mending of some of the broken vessels found in the assemblages. Below are the Curator's Choices written by the students on their mended objects.


2012 - 2013 Curator's Choice - Historical Investigations Class

Dr. J. A. Brown Tuberculosis Remedy,
By: Caroline Bland and Ashley Endrusick
By: Brigit Gilvary, Marissa Hill, and Sabrina Parker
Lyon Kathairon Hair Tonic,
By: Rebecca Harris and Amanda Ortiz
Torpedo Bottle,
By: Kody Powers, Emily Wilson, and Madison Wilson
Mid-19th Century Green Glass Bottle,
By: Christy Ims, Christiana Nisbet, and Laura Osborne

2013 - 2014 Curator's Choice - Archaeology Class

White Ironstone Brush Box,
By: Rebecca Forrester and Stella Hayden
Relief Molded Stoneware Jugs,
By: Kari Crandell and Amy Chaffee
J. C. Baker's Genuine Essence,
By: Benjamin Cimoli

2014 - 2015 Curator's Choice - Archaeology Club

A Victorian Rubber Ball,
By: Sean Winters
Dr. John Bulls Extract of Sarsaparilla,
By: Isaiah Johnson
Ox Marrow Pomade Lid,
By:Amanda Crandell

2016 - 2017 Curator's Choice - Archaeology Club

Smelling Sweet, Mid-19th-Century Style
By: Richie Diguiseppe and Dalton Woody

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