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Virtual Panel Discussion:

Thursday, June 25th: 4:10 - 6:00 P.M.

Sponsored by The Society of Black Archaeologists, the Theoretical
Archaeology Group - North America, and the Columbia Center for

A panel discussion, facilitated by Maria Franklin & Justin
Dunnavant. With Alexandra Jones, Alicia Odewale & Tsione
Wolde-Michael. Chaired by Ayana Flewellen.

Where does archaeology sit in relation to Black Lives Matter
and how might we find ways to engage with the insights and
challenges of this moment in our archaeological practice?
How do we move beyond statements of solidarity against
anti-Black racism and towards making sustainable systemic
changes in the discipline? And what might that change look

This panel discussion gathers notable scholars from different
sectors and backgrounds who bring diverse experiences and interests
to the topic of archaeology in the time of Black Lives Matter.
Themes we hope to touch on include personal and scholarly activism
and forms of solidarity; pedagogical and curricular strategies;
capacity building and community engagement; and how we might
diversify and critically rethink research themes and the presentation
of archaeological heritages.

This virtual panel discussion will be held via Zoom. Read more and Register
for the event at

2020 William B. Marye Award

William B. Marye was a noted authority on Maryland Indians,
a collector of prehistoric artifacts and a scholar of Colonial
archival records and early maps. He was a founding leader of
the Archeological Society of Maryland and, in his memory, the
Society each year honors a person who has made outstanding
contributions to Maryland archeology.

If you know of a deserving recipient of the 2020 Williamm B. Marye
Award, please submit a nomination before August 17, 2020.

2020 William B. Marye Award nomination form.

2020 Tyler Bastian Field Session

The 2020 Tyler Bastian Field Session, scheduled for May, has been postponed due to
ongoing efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic. ASM and MHT are tentatively planning
for a Field Session in October 2020.

Information about the 2020 Field Session will be posted here as it becomes available.

Archeological Society of Maryland (ASM)


Membership in the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc. opens a window to Maryland's past.

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ASM sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of archeological activities throughout the year and across the state.

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ASM has a number of award categories. Each award is presented annually, as appropriate.

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ASM has Chapters throughout the state. They usually hold monthly meetings and often conduct local projects.

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For more than 30 years, the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc. has aggressively supported a strong publications program.

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About ASM

ASM is a statewide organization of lay and professional archeologists devoted to the study and conservation of Maryland archeology.

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