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Blumgart, Pamela James, ed. At the Head of the Bay: A Cultural and Architectural History of Cecil County, Maryland. Elkton, MD: Cecil Historical Trust, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: This beautifully illustrated book presents a history of the development of the county along with a history of its architecture, including house forms, methods of construction, and outbuildings, along with brief write-ups on 700 historic sites.
King, Julia A. "Rural Life in Mid-19th Century St. Mary's County: The Susquehanna Farm at Cedar Point." Chronicle of St. Mary's 38 (Spring 1990): 289-300.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the nineteenth century rural character of St. Mary's County as seen through life at Susquehanna Farm. Two worlds inhabited the farm. The world of the land owner and his family and the world of the slaves who worked the farm.
Pogue, Dennis J. King's Reach and 17th-Century Plantation Life. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Historical and Cultural Publications, 1990.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the archeological digs at King's Reach and what the findings tell of life at the time, focussing on what can be learned of the plantation's physical layout.
Roberts, Daniel G., and David Barrett. "Nightsoil Disposal Practices of the 19th Century and the Origin of Artifacts in Plowzone Proveniences." Historical Archaeology 18 (1984): 108-115.
Temkin, Martha. "Guns or Plowshares: Significance and a Civil War Agricultural Landscape." Maryland Archeology 36 (March 2000): 25-34.
Beasley, Joy. "The Occupational History of the Best Farm: Research and Excavation Results." Maryland Archeology, 39 (March-September 2003): 31-48.
Categories: Agriculture, Archaeology
Beasley, Joy, and Tom Gwaltney. "Applications of GIS to Archeological Projects: Examples from the Best Farm." Maryland Archeology, 39 (March-September 2003): 49-60.
Categories: Agriculture, Archaeology
Harmon, James M., Mark P. Leone, Stephen D. Prince, and Marcia Snyder. "Lidar for Archaeological Landscape Analysis: A Case Study of Two Eighteenth-Century Maryland Plantation Sites." American Antiquity, 71 (October 2006): 649-70.
Miller, Henry M. "Archaeology of the Seventeenth-Century British Immigrant Experience in the Middle Atlantic Region. In" The Archaeology of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Colonization in the Caribbean, United States, and Canada. Ann Arbor, MI: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1996.
Luckenbach, Al, and Shawn Sharpe. "A Seriation Analysis of 'Trade' and 'Belly Bowl' Tobacco Pipe Forms from ca. 1655 to ca. 1725." Maryland Archeology, 43 (March 2007): 28-33.
Categories: Agriculture, Archaeology
Hurry, Silas D. "Hog Killing in St. Mary's County, Maryland." Chronicles of St. Mary's, (Winter 2013): 5-23.
Tucker, Alan Scott. Smoke on the water: an historical archaeological assessment of maritime sources of productivity in the early English tobacco trade. Ph.D. diss., University of Southampton (United Kingdom), 2017.