Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Port Tobacco's Hidden Tombs

Archaeologists uncovered four Colonial period graves and the remains of a fence that bounded the cemetery during a two week study of historic Port Tobacco. At least one of the graves is that of a child.

Volunteers from across Maryland, as well as from New York and New Jersey, participated in the excavation of four sites. The sites were identified during an archaeological survey of the Colonial town site last fall.