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.
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