This web resource and Maryland Archeobotanical Database draw on decades of research in the state and reflects the current understanding of Maryland’s archeobotany history. The growing emphasis on archaeological plant studies in our region is helping to paint a more complete picture of human-plant histories in our region.

We would like to acknowledge the important contribution of Maryland’s archaeological community to this project. The project would not have been possible without the help of our region's cultural resource management firms; Maryland’s college and university faculty and students; public and private research and preservation efforts; and the Archaeological Society of Maryland.

This project would not have been possible without the resources of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory and the support of Michael Smolek, former Executive Director of the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. We also wish to acknowledge the Maryland Historical Trust and its former director, J. Rodney Little for their steadfast support of the project.

The Maryland Archeobotanical Database follows a structural template first developed to record and interpret Virginia’s archeobotanical resources. By building on this model, the Maryland database represents a step toward a broader, regional database of Middle Atlantic archaeobotany. We would like to acknowledge the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Threatened Sites Program for their steadfast support of regional archeobotanical synthesis.

Funding for this project was provided by a generous grant from an anonymous donor.

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