Seth Farber – Archaeologist Seth is an historical archaeologist from Frederick County, Maryland. He is a student of Anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Farber has worked in the field and in the lab at Historic St. Mary’s City since 2008, and participated in archaeological investigations in Charles County, MD and James Island in The Gambia, West Africa.
Jasmine Gollup – Archaeologist Jasmine is an archaeologist from Lothian, Maryland. She earned a BA from Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, PA) in 2009 with a double major in History and Sociology/Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology, and an MA from Cornell University in Archaeology with a minor in American Indian Studies. She has worked on a variety of sites throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Belgium, although her academic interests focus on 17th century Indigenous American sites. She has worked at Historic St. Mary’s City since August of 2010.
Patrick McKitrick – Archaeologist/Project Assistant Patrick is an historical archaeologist from Ellicott City, Maryland. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he majored in Sociology/Anthropology and minored in History and Museum Studies. McKitrick has been involved with the archaeology of St. Mary’s City in the field and in the lab since Fall 2005, and is a recipient of Historic St. Mary’s City’s Gary Wheeler Stone award for contributions to archaeological research and understanding of Maryland’s first capital. His research interests include the 17th century Chesapeake region, early European colonization of the New World, as well as Colonial European popular belief.
Henry M. Miller – Director of Research Henry is the Maryland Heritage Scholar for Historic St. Mary’s City, served as Director of Research for the museum since 1987, and has worked in Chesapeake archaeology and history for four decades. He is currently a research associate of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University. Miller assisted in the planning of the overall Anne Arundel mitigation project and aids in interpretation and analysis of the findings. Research interests include faunal analysis, architecture, spatial studies, comparative colonization, landscape archaeology and development of the Atlantic World. (Education – B. A. in Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 1972; M.A. in Anthropology, Michigan State University 1977; Ph.D. in Anthropology, Michigan State University 1984).
Ruth Mitchell – Senior Staff Archaeologist Ms. Mitchell is an historical archaeologist with Historic St. Mary’s City. Her focus is primarily 17th- and 18th- century sites in the Chesapeake region. She received her MA in anthropology from the American University in Cairo. Mitchell recently completed excavations for the St. John’s Site Archaeological Museum, an extremely well preserved 17th-century house. Her interests include architecture, burial practices, cemetery research, heritage tourism and historic preservation.
Jerry Warner Jr. – Archaeologist Jerry is an historical archaeologist from Perryville, Maryland. He graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2011 with a B.A. in Anthropology. His research interests include the study of English brown stoneware, brewing, and the material culture of public spaces in the 17th-century Chesapeake.
Scott A. Tucker - Archaeologist/Project Webmaster Scott is an historical and maritime archaeologist from Hagerstown, Maryland. He holds an MA in maritime archaeology from University of Southampton in the UK and a BA in anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His research interests include medieval and post-medieval European maritime trade networks, 18th and 19th century African-American archaeology in a maritime context, and early European colonization of the New World. He has worked on various sites around the Chesapeake, the Florida Keys, as well as the United Kingdom. Currently, he is working on his Doctorate at the University of Southampton, UK, studying the development of the Chesapeake Tobacco Fleet from 1607-1670.
Justin Warrenfeltz – Archaeologist Justin (Germantown, MD) is a recent graduate of St. Mary’s College, receiving his BA in Anthropology. He has done work for HSMC doing glass conservation for the Van Sweringen site as well as cataloging for the 17th century Calvert House project. Justin received an Archaeological Fellowship to work with HSMC and also received the Garry Wheeler Stone Award for archaeological contributions to HSMC. He looks forward to continued work on the AAH project.
Skylar Bauer – Archaeologist Skylar graduated with a BA in Anthropology from St. Mary’s College in 2011. She received an Archaeological Fellowship from HSMC in 2009 and was selected as a Martin E. Sullivan Museum Scholar in 2010. She has dug on Leonard Calvert’s 17th -century house in Maryland as well as George Calvert’s manor house in Ireland. She has also worked on various sites in Charles County, Maryand.
Wes Willoughby – Archaeologist/Project Assistant Wes is an historical archaeologist specializing in British Colonial North America with particular research interests in the social history of military and public sites. He holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an MA in Anthropology from East Carolina University. Willoughby has worked on numerous historic sites over the last 14 years in Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, New York, as well as the Caribbean. Currently a PhD student in Anthropology at Syracuse University, his doctoral research is examining the development of public space and community in St. Mary’s City during the 17th century.
Christina Torres – Archaeologist Christina is an Archaeologist from Oviedo, Florida. She graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2009 with a double major in Sociology/Anthropology and Psychology. She has been working for Historic St. Mary’s City since Fall of 2009.