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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