Saturday, September 6, 2008

ASM Board Meeting

I'm in Columbia, Maryland, attending the quarterly meeting of the board of the Archeological Society of Maryland. We are having fruitful discussions about various issues confronting the Society and Maryland archaeology. One of the issues that we have discussed is the Tyler Bastian Annual Field Session in Archeology.

Port Tobacco hosted the second field session of 2008 (unprecedented, it is usually just one) this past June. the benefits of that effort are too numerous to recount right now. suffice it to say that it was incredibly successful from research and public relations perspectives. We have invited the ASM to return in May 2009.

The field session committee will make a decision by the end of the year.

We have also proposed to the administration of Stevenson University (was Villa Julie College in northern Baltimore) that we hold a formal field school for university credit. They should decide soon. In short, the prospects for a busy 2009 at Port Tobacco are building. Stay tuned.


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