​Public Archaeology at JPPM

Every summer, volunteers are given the opportunity to see what it is like to be an archaeologist and excavate an actual site, through our Public Archaeology Program. You can help us dig and screen for artifacts in the field or wash objects at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab. If you don’t want to get dirty, you can just watch the work in progress. You can come as often as you want – an hour, a day, the entire season! It’s a fun way for the whole family to learn about the past. Who knows what great discoveries await you?


How Do I Sign Up?

The program begins in early May and runs through June. Fieldwork takes place Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00-3:00. You can help in the lab on Tuesday and Thursday, or when it is raining. Please contact Ed Chaney at 410-586-8554 or email ed.chaney@maryland.gov for specific dates and to register for Public Archaeology. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no fee. Funding for the 2019 JPPM Public Archaeology Program was provided by the Maryland Historical​ Trust Board of Trustees.

For more information about Public Archaeology, click here.