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                  Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter

                                    of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.




Our Next Program:

Friday, April 25, 2014

LaVale Library, 7:30 PM

Biggs Ford Revisited

by Charles L. Hall, Ph.D

    In the Spring of 2013 the Archeological Society of Maryland and Towson University students conducted an 11 day investigation of the Biggs Ford site under the supervision of Dr. Richard J. Dent, Jr. of American University. The Biggs Ford site is located just north of Frederick, MD near the Monocacy River.

    In 1969 Tyler Bastian of the Maryland Office of Archeology and ASM members excavated a long trench revealing a series of features that were believed to show a palisaded Late Woodland Indian village occupation at the site.

    State Terrestrial Archeologist Charles L. Hall will discuss the history of the site and the results of the 2013 Field Session as well as potential research questions for this year’s work at Biggs Ford..

    Join us for an interesting evening and bring a friend.


News and Notes:
Returning to the Barton Site
    Dr. Robert Wall, students of Towson University and members of the Western MD Chapter of ASM will return to the Barton site on the weekend of June 14-15, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM to complete the 2x2 meter Deep Unit begun last year.
    There are approximately 50 cm of soil yet to remove and examine. These levels date from 8,500 to 12,000 years old, just imagine what could be there to discover!

 Bring gloves, lunch, water, sunscreen, insect repellant and lots of energy.
  •        Membership Dues

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


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)
Weather Cancellations:
Meeting cancellations will be announced on
WCBC 1270 AM, by e-mail or you may call Chapter officers when in doubt.


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.