Archeological Site Survey and Registration Program
program, begun in 2007, is designed to identify, evaluate and register
archeological resources in Maryland. The program will target
locations where interest in local
preservation programs is growing, where archeological
resources are threatened, and where
archeological information needs are greatest. The program includes, fieldwork,
lab work, artifact analysis, and completion
of forms are reports required to register sites within the state. The survey
program is run in cooperation with the State Office of Archeology.
The survey program serves a dual purpose in that in addition to completion
of survey and evaluation of archeological sites, members of the Society
can experience a vital part of the archeological process. Volunteers will
carry out the work of locating sites, establishing survey parameters,
exploring the contents of the site, evaluating data collected and preparing
the paperwork required to register the site. Work at some of these sites
may carry over to larger projects and may even result in use of the site
for the Annual Field Session.
Survey Program Links
are links to the project pages created for past and current
In August 2008 ASM Ink newsletter and this web site, served
to rally dozens of volunteers and professionals, for
a short field session at the Grieb Site (18KE83), in Kent County.
here for photos and details about the activity.
Survey of properties at Port Tobacco, in Charles
County has already begun. Work is being coordinated by April
M. Beisaw under direction of Jim Gibb.
April, with the help from the rest of her team, maintains a Blog
that contains the most up-to-date information about the Port Tobacco
Project. Click here
to access the blog, and find out what's happening on site.
Additional information about Port Tobacco can be found at the
website for Gibb
Archaeological Consulting as well as at a site
for the Restore Port
Port Tobacco Survey Weekend - October 19-21, 2007
Dozens of volunteers came out to work on the Port Tobacco survey.
Click here for photos and details.
Wildlife Refuge, Montgomery County
Following the 2002 Field Session at the Wonslow Site, in Montgomery
County, a group of ASM members and students from Dr. Joe Dent's
class at American University headed out to survey adjoining fields.
Photos and information from those adventures are found through
the links below:
Request for Information
We would like to add more information to this web site. Anyone who would
like to contribute items, whether they are photos, journal entries or just
should contact John Fiveash.