- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. (AP) - Historic St. Mary’s City is getting a new chief archaeologist.

The museum in southern Maryland announced in a news release Wednesday that Travis Parno is joining the staff and will direct excavations within the National Historic Landmark. Parno’s responsibilities will include directing the annual field school in historical archaeology co-sponsored by St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Parno hold a doctorate from Boston University where his research focused on the Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts. He studied the occupational history of the house, which is considered the oldest timber-framed house in North America, and its function as a heritage museum. He has field experience in New England, the mid-Atlantic and Bermuda.

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