The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) is a state-of-the-art, archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility located at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the State Museum of Archaeology, in southern Maryland. The MAC Lab serves as a clearinghouse for archaeological collections recovered from land-based and underwater projects conducted by State and Federal agencies throughout Maryland. The MAC Lab also houses a number of major collections acquired through private donations to the Maryland Historical Trust. All of these collections are available for research, education, and exhibit purposes to students, scholars, museum curators, and educators.
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Gloria S. King Research Fellowship in Archaeology.
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About the MAC Lab
MAC Lab Tours
Please call 410-586-8551 for information.
Online Research Tools
The MAC Lab has created or contributed to several web sites or web applications. Click on the image to select an application from the list below.
|Introduction to significant types of datable archaeological artifacts
|Learn about MAC Lab collections available for study
|Monthly series highlighting an artifact from the MAC Lab collections
|Exhibit comparing Maryland artifacts to the
|Blog using artifacts to highlight Maryland's past
|Compare data from eighteen 17th-century archaeological sites
|Explore records and photos from 30 of the lab's most significant sites
|Database of paleobotanical finds from sites in the MAC Lab collections
|Identification tool for wood and charcoal species of the Mid-Atlantic
Preserve America Grant County Exhibits