ASM's 2017William B. Marye Award

Dennis Curry


ASM President,
						Don Housley presents the 2017 William B. Marye Award to Dennis Curry
Dennis Curry works a 
					        screen at the 2005 Field session

Dennis Curry has devoted his entire professional career to the archeology of the Middle Atlantic region, especially Maryland. He earned BA and MA degrees in anthropology from the Catholic University of America. After working on several contract archeology projects and reports in Maryland and Virginia, he joined the Maryland state archeology program at the Maryland Geological Survey in 1977. At the Survey he completed dozens of archeological surveys and reports for Maryland state highway projects. He then directed archeological research at the Geological Survey and, after transfer of the state archeology program in 1990, at the Maryland Historical Trust where he served as Chief Archeologist.


Dennis has been involved as a participant or director of every ASM Annual Field Session since 1977. He edited ASM's journal, Maryland Archeology, for 25 years and served other editorial duties including ESAF's Archaeology of Eastern North America for 6 years.


His publications include Feast of the Dead: Aboriginal Ossuaries in Maryland and many articles and reviews in several regional and local journals. His current research includes the Contact period archeology of the Conoy/Piscataway.