Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter
of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.
Friday, March 27, 2015
LaVale Library, 7:30 PM
by Suzanne Trussell
The resource rich Choptico Bay on the
Wicocomico River in
St. Mary’s County was occupied by
Native Americans from the Early Archaic into the early
Colonial period. The 17th
century was a time of intense conflict
between the English and warring native tribes. In 1651 Lord
Proprietor, Cecil Calvert established Choptico Manor as a reserve
for the Choptico Indians, a tributary tribe of the Piscataway
Project Archaeologist, Suzanne
Trussell will present the results
of intensive shovel testing,
distribution maps of artifacts and initial interpretations of the site
investigation sponsored by St. Mary’s College during 2014.
Meeting cancellations will be announced on WCBC 1270 AM, by e-mail or you may call Roy Brown at 301-724-7769 when in doubt.
News and Notes:
Membership Dues for 2015 are now due:
January is the beginning of each Membership year.
Dues: $12-Individuals/Whole Family, $5-Individual Students
Make checks payable to WMDASM.
Memberships may be mailed to the Secretary,
HC 75 Box 67B
New Creek, WV 26743
(Please include EMAIL, so that we may
send your newsletter electronically
rather than postal mail, to reduce
For more information about the Chapter or our Events, contact
Darlene Frederick, our Chapter Secretary, by clicking on her picture ....
....screening soil at the Barton Village site(below)
The Western Maryland Chapter of the Archeological Society of Maryland was established to educate and encourage amateur archeologists by conducting field sessions, weekend digs and hosting guest speakers on a wide range of archeological topics. Projects such as the excavation of the Late Woodland sites in Cresaptown and Barton's in Allegany County and Sang Run in Garrett County have created a growing interest in our local cultural resources.