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Archaeologist and educator Lee Preston pieces together Howard County's past
Archaeologist and educator Lee Preston pieces together Howard County's past

He may not sport a fedora on his head or a bullwhip on his belt, but Lee Preston can be recognized by the ARKLOGIST license plate on his car. And by a book that might be tucked under his arm: “Archaeology in Howard County and Beyond: What I’ve learned in 40 Years about its People and Sites,” written by the man himself. Preston’s opus was published last year under his full name, M. Lee Preston Jr., for the James and Anne Robinson Foundation (of the new Robinson Nature Center in Columbia), which partnered with him in publishing it and receives all profits from its sale. But as the title indicates, the tale has been in the works for four decades, ever since Preston...

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