CfMA members examine exposed ship "skeleton" at Mallows Bay

The Council for Maryland Archeology (CfMA), Inc. is the organization for professional archeologists working in or interested in all facets of archeology in Maryland. The Council was founded in 1976 to foster public awareness, concern, and responsibility for the conservation of archeological resources in Maryland. The Council encourages public outreach and education through it's support of Maryland Archeology Month (a month of archeology events occurring each April), the CfMA web site, professional white papers, educational events, exhibits and school programs.

The mission of the Council for Maryland Archeology includes:

To foster public awareness, concern, and responsibility for conservation of archeological resources in the public interest, especially in Maryland;

To stimulate research, preservation, and management of archeological resources in Maryland;

To serve as a forum for exchange of information about Maryland Archeology;

To establish ethical and research standards for the conduct of archeology in Maryland.

The Council meets three times a year at locations throughout the state. Information concerning meeting details will be emailed to members in advance of each meeting, but you can find the dates for each meeting and other council events by clicking the "CALENDAR" tab above.

If you would like to read more about the history of the Council and past actions and activities by the CfMA Board please click HERE.

For a list of the past officers of CfMA click HERE.