Saturday, October 17, 2009

ASM Annual Meeting

Just back from the Archeological Society of Maryland's annual meeting, held this year at the maritime museum in Havre de Grace and hosted by the Northern Chesapeake Chapter. The various presentations throughout the day covered the many projects in which the chapter has been engaged.

A particularly notable moment was the bestowal of the William B. Marye Award, the Society's highest honor, on Dan Coates. Dan has been a leader in experimentation in aboriginal technologies and in sharing archaeological discoveries with the general public. He has also been the sometimes shadowy figure providing logistical support for field sessions and other archaeological events. Congratulations Dan!

At the meeting we announced that, weather permitting, we would be working at Port Tobacco next weekend, giving ASM members, and especially those in the Certified Archeological Technician program, an opportunity to get in some field experience before the weather gets really bad. More on that later in the week. As of today, we are canceling fieldwork for Monday to give the ground a chance to dry out and anticipate renewal of the field effort on Tuesday.


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