Two years ago, the Lost Towns Project archaeology team discovered an exciting and highly significant Adena mortuary complex at Pig Point, the first of its kind to be professionally studied on the East Coast. The site has fundamentally changed our understanding of Native American culture and lifeways in the Mid-Atlantic and is of national significance. As we wrap up our field season in a few weeks, we will begin the work of analysis and special studies, including a detailed documentation of the human remains, before they are reinterred early next Spring.
Time is of the essence, and our team desperately needs a comparitive medical grade skelton to accurately and effectively document the thousands of bone fragments recovered so far. The study and dissemination of the data we have undertaken so far has fundamentally changed academic understanding of this ceremonial sites place in prehistory, and further study will provide valuable new insights into the Middle Woodland period in Maryland and the Eastern States for the archaeological and Native American community.
The comparitive skelton will enable the team of professional archaeologists to quickly and efficiently catalogue these remains over the Winter. Your support will help us reach that goal, and directly contrinute to the rediscovery of our collective past through archaeology. The Lost Towns Project of Anne Arundel County, Maryland is a non-profit archaeological research program sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, Inc a 501 C-3 organization. Your donation will not only help us purchase a medical-quality life-sized disarticulated skeleton, perfect for identifying our ancient remains, but it is also tax deductible!
As an added incentive, the person who donates the most wins the honor of naming our new Lab Assistant!