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Making Connections and Finding Resources

How is the Star-Spangled National Historic Trail connected to these projects?

The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail brings together the stories of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake region and the events that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner in 1814. One of the trail’s routes traces the Patuxent River and highlights the War of 1812 events that took place on the river and nearby on its shores. Several of these events are narrated in this guide in the “Star-Spangled History” sections associated with each archeological site.

More public archeology resources:

National Park Service’s (NPS) “Archeology for Kids”

NPS’s “Public Benefits of Archeology”

NPS’s list of resources for obtaining amateur archeology certifications by state

Archeological Society of Maryland

Archeological Society of Virginia

Council for Maryland Archeology

Council of Virginia Archaeologists

Center for Heritage Resource Studies, University of Maryland

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