Pots have been made in Maryland for over two millennia by Maryland Indians. These were hand formed using local clays, strengthened by adding grit or broken up shell or other materials and sometimes decorated, sometimes not. We will never know who the first individual was who made these pots, but based on Eastern North American practices, it was probably a woman. When the English settlers . . .
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The most impressive funerary monument of the Calvert family is that of Anne Mynne Calvert. She was George Calvert’s first wife and the mother all but one of his children. Anne married George Calvert in 1604 and became the mother of 11 children, including Cecil and Leonard. Her sudden death on 8 August 1622 devastated her husband and family. Anne was initially buried at their . . .
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From the first 17th-century investigations at St. Mary’s City, archaeologists began recovering evidence for glass windows. These were expensive items and many immigrants could not afford them. Instead of glass, their window openings were covered with fabric, oiled paper, or perhaps only shutters. No one rich or poor had screens to keep out flies and mosquitoes. But for more wealthy immigrants, glazed windows were commonly . . .
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