Elkridge Site

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Elkridge Site
Nearest city Elkridge, Maryland
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Added to NRHP May 22, 1978

The Elkridge Site, or Elkridge Prehistoric Village Archeological Site, is an archaeological site near Elkridge in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It is located on a 20-foot (6.1 m) terrace above the Patapsco River and extends 1,200 feet (370 m) along the river and inland from 20–400 feet. It is the only known Woodland period riverine-oriented village site in the tidewater Patapsco River valley which has at least partially escaped the totally destructive forces of gravel quarrying. The site appears to have been abandoned as a permanent village in the early 16th century.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Elkridge Prehistoric Village Archeological Site". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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