Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake
Edited by: Paul Shackel and Barbara Little
This is the first book anyone should get if they're interested in understanding the academic side of the archaeological investigation of the Chesapeake. It is especially notable because it actually includes archaeologists writing about Maryland, including Mark Leone, Henry Miller, and Julia King, among others. The work covers archaeological sites from the 17th century through the end of the 19th, covering a wide spectrum of topics and theoretical approaches to using documents and material culture.