Western Maryland Chapter - ASM


   Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter

                                    of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.




Our Next Event :  
                                                                                Friday, February 24, 2017
                                 LaVale Public Library, 7:30 PM

                                    River Farm Field Session

                  by Roy Brown


        The Archeological Society of Maryland's Annual Tyler Bastian Field Session was held at the River Farm site (18AN881) from May 27 to June 7.  Located in Anne Arundel County along the Patuxent River, the site contains a 10,000 year span of human occupation from the Early Archaic through the Late Woodland periods.

        This report will focus on the efforts of 100 volunteers under the supervision of the staffs of the Maryland Historic Trust and the Lost Towns Project. Funded by the National Park Service Hurricane Sandy Grant, the excavations investigated the impact of rising sea levels and coastal storms on the culturally rich shore-line sites.  River Farm is just south of the Pig Point Ceremonial site and is considered part of that complex. 

        Join us for an interesting evening's investigation of an important Maryland prehistoric site and bring a friend.

    For more information, contact the Chapter


Membership Dues for 2017:
January is the beginning of the  newMembership year.
Dues: $12-Individuals/Whole Family, $5-Individual Students
Make checks payable to WMDASM.
Memberships may be mailed to the Secretary,
Darlene Frederick
21294 Knobley Road
New Creek, WV  26743
(Please include EMAIL, so that we may send your newsletter electronically

rather than postal mail, to reduce postage cost.)


Weather Cancellations: Meeting cancellations will be announced on

WCBC 1270 AM, by email or you may call Chapter members when in doubt.


For more information, contact the Chapter

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.