Spectacular Magazine - August 2014 - Page 18

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG TURNS UP SLAVE QUARTERS AT MARYLAND PLANTATION OF FRANCIS SCOTT KEY'S GRANDMOTHER MILLERSVILLE, Md. - While looking for signs of French Commander Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau’s 1781 encampment, archaeologists instead uncovered perhaps something even more valuable — decadesold slave quarters. Anne Arundel County and Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) archaeologists have been digging in sites all along General's Highway in Crownsville, Maryland since last spring as part of a federally funded grant to explore the history of transport ][ۈ[