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The oldest structures in Maryland

Ground stained by ancient of Native American wigwam posts could be evidence of the oldest structures ever found in the state of Maryland.

Carbon dating has determined the settlement along the Patuxent River near Jug Bay dates from A.D. 1290 and 1300.

“We have three or four wigwams, built on top of each other, as early as 1290, and maybe older,” County Archaeologist Al Luckenbach said.

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