Archaeology In Montgomery County


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Questions? Contact Matthew Gagle or call 301-340-2825. 

Montgomery’s County Prehistory: A 12,000 Year Story
Speaker: Don Housley
After discussing the various theories for the peopling of North America, this PowerPoint presentation centers on describing the environment, social structure, and tool development of Montgomery County’s prehistory through the Paleo-Indian, Archaic, and Woodland time periods prior to European contact.

Archaeological Sites in Montgomery County, Maryland
Speaker: Don Housley
This PowerPoint presentation provides an introduction to both prehistoric and historical archaeological sites located on park land in Montgomery County and the techniques used by county archaeologists to unearth the past. A list of upcoming public archaeology programs and tours will be provided.

Archaeology of the Josiah Henson Site
Speaker: Don Housley
Josiah Henson, whose autobiography inspired the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, lived in Bethesda as a slave in the first part of the 19th century. This PowerPoint presentation explains how archaeological and historical investigation work together to enrich the interpretation of this famous site. Research at the site is on-going and this presentation will be updated regularly as new information is unearthed.

Mills in Montgomery County
Speaker: Don Housley
This PowerPoint presentation focuses on the rise and fall of the milling industry in Montgomery County. The talk describes the nature and diversity of milling operations on the major stream valleys in the County, along with some archaeology done on selected mill sites.