ST. LEONARD, Md. (AP) — The Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard is opening its 2011 public season with a day devoted to archaeology.

Archaeological groups from across Maryland will join the Discovery Archaeology Day event Saturday with displays, artifacts and hands-on activities. There will be free guided tours of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory as well.

Archaeologists will discuss recent discoveries from the 18th century Smith’s St. Leonard plantation site.

The event is the start of Archaeology Month in Maryland.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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