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Edgewater in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indians of the Chesapeake

Layer of Time

 
 
Indians of the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
1. Indians of the Chesapeake Marker
Inscription. Have you wondered how we know so much about past cultures? Have you ever thought about future generation studying the present? What would they find?

Since no books or photographs were left behind by earlier civilizations to tell us how they lived, we depend on what archaeologists find to inform us. Small pieces of the past are uncovered by digging through the layers of the earth. Each layer has its own story to tell…if you know what to look for. Our story of the Piscataway people is based on interpretations of the objects found on the land.

On the left are drawings of what an archaeologist found on this property. These small pieces are from some larger object. Can you match the small pieces with the whole object on the right? Can you tell how the object was used?

The illustration on the left show a test pit dug by an archaeologist. You can see the plow zone, or area that has been mixed up by plowing. The subsoil below is where archaeologists look for artifacts, or things made by humans.
 
Location. 38° 53.217′ N, 76° 32.612′ W. Marker is in Edgewater, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Dock Road. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marker is in this post office area: Edgewater MD 21037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Indians of the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
2. Indians of the Chesapeake Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Java History Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Java Plantation Life (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Java Plantation Life (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Java Plantation Life (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Java Plantation Life (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Java Plantation Life (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prized Property (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old South River Club (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edgewater.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Indians of the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
3. Indians of the Chesapeake Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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