While most of the principal research goals of Project Lead Coffins have been met, there is still more study and research to be undertaken. Much has already been done that has not been mentioned in this brief overview. We have not discussed at all the conservation and stabilization of the coffins and their contents. However, space is limited and through time even new discoveries not yet contemplated await. The study of these extremely wealthy, high status individuals has given us a peek at how the luckiest people in the Maryland Colony lived and died.
They provide a standard of how rough and tumble life was in the early colony and point out how even the wealthiest individuals suffered great medical problems which the science of the day could not begin to remedy. They also say a great deal about what the life of the common individual must have been when Maryland was young.