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Explore the forgotten history of
Anne Arundel County through Archaeology

The Lost Towns Project is a team of professional archaeologists and historians, working closely with the Anne Arundel County Government, in Maryland, to discover and explore the County's rich heritage. The team is committed to sharing the discover process and the County's rich history with the public through hands-on experiences, lectures, publications, and exhibits.

We welcome you to explore the website, and to join us as a volunteer with the Project to assist us as we rediscover the County's history. We welcome volunteers (no experience required!) to assist in field investigations, laboratory studies, archival research, and interpretive programs. Check out our newest discoveries - learn more about the Project - explore a Lost Town or sign up to volunteer! Join us to rediscover the History in your own backyards!

Click HERE for our informational brochure about the Lost Towns Project!


This website is made possible in part through
a grant from the Four Rivers Heritage Area.

News Highlights!

Read the Summer 2014 Newsletter!

Get a Summer Academic Internship at the Lost Towns Project and gain invaluable field and lab experience!

Click here for our flyer!

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, & writing sample to:


Thank you to Don Mullis and James Marine of Tetra Tech, Inc., who recently completed an illuminating study on the geomorphology of Pig Point. Read it here!
In commemoration of the anniversary of the War of 1812 skirmish at Tracey's Landing on Oct. 27-Oct. 31, 1814, the Lost Towns Project welcomes you to visit our website on our archival and archaeological investigations into this era of Tracey's Landing. Click here to learn more!

Want our Traveling Archaeology Exhibit to come to a town near you? Click here!

Koi Plate Fragment
Learn about the Pig Point Site
Read our BLOG for
reports from the field and lab

The Leavy Neck site, excavated by the team in 2003, was a major element in an exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History that just ended on January 6, 2014.

Click here for an overview of the exhibit's impact during its long run.


The Lost Towns Project thanks our collaborators and supporters:



Last Updated 12/10/2012

Lost Towns Project * Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, Inc. * PO Box 1573 * Annapolis, MD 21404