Robert D. Wall has some 30 years of archeological experience in the Middle Altlantic and in Canada. In Maryland, he directed the Western Maryland Coal Region Project in the early 1980s, and went on to become the Western Maryland Regional Archeologist. Following the close of the regional centers, Bob immersed himself in CRM studies, first as a staff archeologist with the U.S. Corps of Engineers and later with private consulting firms. In addition, since 1993 he has been teaching anthropology at Towson University.
Throughout this period of extensive fieldwork, Bob has always reserved time for work with the Archeological Society of Maryland, especially with its Western Maryland chapter. Bob has often published in Maryland Archeology, and has directed or co-directed four of the Society’s Annual Field Sessions in Maryland Archeology. With respect to the Western Maryland chapter, Bob has been the driving force in forming and supporting one of ASM’s most active chapters. He has long made himself available for chapter meetings (despite the long “commute”), and has led chapter members in numerous field projects, including floodplain surveys along the Potomac, rock mound surveys in the uplands, and extensive testing of the Barton complex of sites. The latter has included weekend and summer work by the Western Maryland chapter, ASM and TU field schools at the site, and recently culminated in the purchase of Barton by the Archaeological Conservancy.
ASM is proud to present the 2001 William B. Marye Award to Robert D. Wall.