Ethnographical Map of the Indian Tribes of the United States A.D. 1600.

Ethnographical Map of the Indian Tribes of the United States, A.D. 1600

Discovery

The BARC Floodplain A Site was discovered in the spring of 2011. During the study of the site, archeologists found many Native American tools, flakes of stone (debitage) from tool-making processes, and fire-cracked rock associated with cooking hearths. The evidence clearly showed that they had uncovered the remnants of a Native American camp.

Site before excavation

Site before excavation

The area of the camp was small, but it contained a high density of artifacts. SHA and the Maryland Historical Trust ordered a more extensive investigation to determine whether the site was eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.