49th Annual Spring Symposium on Archeology

Maryland Archeology in the 21st Century

Presented by the

Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc.,

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032-2023

The 2014 Richard E. Stearns Memorial Lecture

The Richard E. Stearns Memorial Lecture is named in honor of Richard E Stearns (1902-1969), curator of the Department of Archeology at the Natural History Society of Maryland for more than 30 years. Mr. Stearns located numerous archeological sites in the Chesapeake area, and carefully documented his surface and excavated finds. He published numerous archeological articles and several monographs, and donated his collection to the Smithsonian Institution. A commercial artist by profession, he was nonetheless a pioneer in Maryland archeology, instrumental in recording much of Maryland prehistory.


The Great Dismal Swamp Project
Dr.Daniel Sayers (American University)

On Excavations at Anne Arundel Hall, Historic St. Mary's City.
Ruthe Mitchell (Historic St. Mary's City)

Non-Invasive Survey Projects in Maryland
Peter Quantock (Fairfax County Park Authority)

The ASM Student Spotlight

Title TBD
Speaker TBD

The Iris McGillivray Memorial Lecture

Iris McGillivray was a founding member of the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc., ably serving the Society for over thirty years as Secretary, President, Newsletter Editor, Field Session Registrar, and Membership Secretary. She is perhaps best known, loved, and respected for her organization of the annual Spring Symposium, first held in 1965, arranging all aspects of the day-long program. In 1991 Iris was presented with the Society's William B. Marye Award to honor her services to archeology in Maryland.


The Role and Value of Anthropology and Archeology to HBCU Student Populations.
Dr. Angela Howell (Morgan State University)

Panel Discussion.
Dr. Jim Gibb, Dr. Charlie Hall and others TBD

On the Integration of Archeology and History Within the Classroom: Case Studies From the Anglo-Saxon Period.
Dr. Megan Myers (Howard Community College)