Documenting the Archaeology of the Chesapeake

We believe that something is better than nothing. Along the margins of the bay, archaeological sites are disappearing at an alarming rate due to erosion. We have surveyed and continue to monitor many of the sites along the shoreline. When research funds are available, we have conducted test excavations and other research at many of these threatened archaeological sites. With survey and excavation, we have provided numerous opportunities for students and members of the public to learn about the region’s rich archaeological heritage. With respect to the region’s archaeological resources, members of the public serve as our “eyes and ears”. We believe that it is important to collaborate with avocational archaeologists and collectors. After all, their discoveries further advance the understanding of the region’s past one small step at a time. To access additional published research and regional data, follow this link: