Online Research Tools

​In recent years, the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum has developed web pages designed to make archaeological data easily available to researchers and the public.  We currently have several different web sources available, ranging from artifact identification tools to artifact and paleobotanical databases. A short description and links are provided below for each of these web resources.  

Click on the images below to go to the appropriate research tool.

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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
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Exhibit comparing Maryland artifacts to the Outlander series
Blog using artifacts to highlight Maryland's past​
​Compare data from eighteen 17th-century archaeological sites​
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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
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