Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter
of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.
Our Next Event:
June 24, 7:30 PM LaVale Library
Building an Eastern Woodland Wigwam at Rocky Gap S.P.
by Roy Brown
In the Spring 2015 members of the Western Maryland Chapter constructed an
Eastern Woodland style wigwam. Built of cedar poles and poplar bark, the
structure served as the focal point for youth oriented programs on Native American
culture throughout the Summer season.
Roy will present a power point program documenting the construction and use of the wigwam.
Excavation Opportunity : June 17-18
Dr. Robert Wall will be conducting excavation work at
the Barton site on June 17 & 18 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
each day. This is an excellent opportunity to join in on the
investigations of the prehistoric cultures of our region.
What to bring: water, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent,
gloves and lots of energy!
Weather Cancellations: Meeting cancellations will be announced on
WCBC 1270 AM, by email or you may call Chapter officers when in doubt.
Membership Dues for 2016:
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 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.