Western Maryland Chapter - ASM


   Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter

                                    of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.




Deep Unit 2015

    On the weekend of June 13-14 Dr. Robert Wall, students of Towson University and members of the WMD Chapter of ASM began the excavation of the 13th Deep Unit at the Barton site.

    This is a continuing investigation of the oldest occupation of the site. When the unit is completed later this year, the 20,000 year old Pleistocene cobble bed of the Potomac River will be exposed and in the process new discoveries of the ancient Native American culture will hopefully be revealed.

    Excavation will continue on the weekend of July 11-12, 8:30AM to 4:00 PM. Bring water, lunch, insect repellent, sunscreen, gloves and lots of energy.

Join us in this search of the rich culture of our region.


News and Notes:

Sad News:  
One of our venerated elders, John William Norris, passed away on
 Memorial Day. Bill, “Ole Griz”, would have celebrated his 99th birthday next month.                
He was an ardent member of the WMD Chapter, a unique individual, he will be missed.


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,
Darlene Frederick
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 postage cost.)

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.