A Developmental Model for Survey and Inventory of Submerged Archaeological Resources in a Riverine System

The Patuxent River, Maryland
  • Donald G. Shomette
  • Ralph E. Eshelman
Part of the The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology book series (SSUA)


The Patuxent River is one of the few riverine systems on Maryland’s western shore of the Chesapeake Bay which will retains much of the original character found by the English in their early settlement of the region over 300 years ago (Shomette, 1979b). Cultivation of tobacco and tonging for oysters, using techniques basically unchanged over the centuries, continues even to this day. Many of the early plantation homes still grace the heights above the river’s flood plain.


Magnetic Anomaly Riverine System Maritime Archaeology Wreck Site Tidal Tributary 
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  • Donald G. Shomette
  • Ralph E. Eshelman

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