Excavations Reveal the History of Irish Immigrants in Baltimore

Archaeologists from the University of Maryland have begun work on a project that specifically highlights the Irish immigrants who took up residence in the city of Baltimore.

“Behind the closed doors of their modest Baltimore homes, beyond the view of their bosses, these unskilled railroad workers maintained a rich social, religious and family life,” says University of Maryland archaeologist Stephen Brighton.

This is the first time that archaeologists in Maryland have specifically investigated the role that Irish immigrants played in the state and city’s development and history. A lot of interesting finds about children, religion, early labor, and more have been discovered. Read about these discoveries in this Science Daily article.

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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