June 25, 2013

2013 ASM Field Session - 2

The Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc (ASM) held its second Field Session at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery (18ST859) in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County Maryland June 14 - June 24.

Dr. Jim Gibb, also an CCASM member, was the principal investigator.  He was assisted by Scott Lawrence and Val Hall.  Seven CCASM members made the trip to St. Mary's County (not that far) for one or more days.  The other CCASM members attending were Peggy, Rich, Belinda, Josh, Elsie, and Carol.

Previous excavations at the site identified a mid-17th-century site that appears to be the 1661/2 Jesuit Chapel church site at the south end of the cemetery.  The site is situated away from known burials.

This field session several possible post molds were identified (after a number of  trowelings and much contemplation).  These could have been from an earthfast building.  Also early colonial as well as aboriginal artifacts were found.  Now we just have to wait for the report to see what all this might mean. 

CCASM is a chapter of ASM.


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