Archeology Day at Historic Elk Landing – June 5th

preparing a meal for the militia

Ever held a 500 year old arrow head in your hand? Ever examined a piece of 150 year old china? Ever rolled a piece of charcoal in your fingers that could  be from a pre-historic fireplace? You could do just that on Saturday June 5th at Historic Elk Landing during our Archeology Day. 

Since Pre-historic times, Historic Elk Landing has been populated by humans. And with each generation came new leftovers: pottery, arrow heads, charcoal, nails, buttons, bricks, glass, and many other artifacts. Since 2000 the Historic Elk Landing Foundation conducted several archeological digs, collecting many such artifacts. 

Archeologist Christy Gill, who participated in all of those digs at Elk Landing and who has lectured on the subject here, will return to Historic Elk Landing between 10 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon on June fifth. She will take visitors on a tour of the site, identifying, displaying, and explaining many artifacts that she helped excavate at Elk Landing over the last ten years. But that’s not all. 

Christy will also have something for future archeologists as she helps youngsters dig with shovels for their own “artifacts” in a sand box and explain what each find is, its significance, and how it might have ended up at Elk Landing. 

That’s Archeology Day at Historic Elk Landing on Saturday June 5th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is free. Historic Elk Landing is located south of Route 40 at the foot of Landing Lane in Elkton, Maryland. 

colonial era map shows the court house and Elk Landing


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