2020 Annual Meeting of the Archeological Society of Maryland

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

via Zoom and Facebook

Celebrating Women in Maryland Archaeology

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, this year’s annual meeting presentations focus on the various roles and contributions women have and continue to make to Maryland Archaeology.

2020 Frederick L. Stiner Memorial Lecture

The ASM’s annual fall meeting keynote address is named in honor of Frederick M. Stiner, a founding member of the Archeological Society of Maryland and its Journal’s first editor.

Growing Up Female in Maryland Archaeology, or, Where the Bodies Are Buried

Julia A. King, Professor of Anthropology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

I was born and grew up in Maryland, left to attend schools in Virginia, Florida, and Philadelphia, and then found my way back to the Old Line State. My presentation will reflect on the changes I have had the opportunity to see in Maryland archaeology since my first ASM meeting

Women’s Work: The Josiah Henson Museum and Park

Cassandra Michaud, Senior Archaeologist, Montgomery County Parks

This presentation centers on the role women have played on the Josiah Henson site—from those who have lived on the property and what we have seen through excavation and research to the current team of women who bring the Josiah Henson Museum to life.

Iron Mermaids, Women in Diving and Underwater Archaeology

Susan Langley, Maryland’s State Underwater Archaeologist

Susan Langley presents the remarkable women who led some of the first underwater archaeological projects up to the present day, as well as other scientists and photographers who have contributed to the development of equipment, underwater field practices, and our shared corpus of knowledge.

Celebrating Nine Women in Maryland Archaeology

Heather Bouslog, Senior Archaeologist, Mongtomery County Parks

Drawn from the work of Stephen Israel, this presentation highlights the contributions of nine women to Maryland archaeology who have passed away but not forgotten.