In addition to its regular meetings, the Council for Maryland Archeology is involved in numerous outreach activities involving archeology in Maryland. The following list provides a sampling:

Working with the Archeological Society of Maryland, the Education Committee has produced exhibits and other material for distribution throughout the state. In a joint effort with the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs, The Native American Liaison Committee explores common ground and cooperation with American Indian groups in Maryland. The Council and its membership help support the efforts of the Archeological Society of Maryland Inc. in its Certified Archeological Technician program by providing professional archeological experience for its participants.

Maryland Archaeology Month
Taking tree ring samples on the Martinak Vessel
Maryland Archeology Month information from the Maryland Historical Trust

CfMA Student Award for Maryland Topics
CfMA offers a stipend for graduate and undergraduate students presenting papers at the Annual Meeting of the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference. For more information, or to apply check the "Announcements" tab above around January 1.

Technical Resources
CfMA Statement on Deaccessioning
CfMA 2011 Best Practices Symposium and resultung White Papers

Public Outreach
The Richard Duckett Site (18PR705)
Volunteer Opportunities


Anne Arundel County Archaeology/Lost Towns Project: Based out of Historic London Town, the Lost Towns Project is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that provides lectures, public programing, and volunteer opportunities focusing on the archeology of  Anne Arundel County, the State of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Lost Towns works closely with the Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Division, which operates in from the county's Office of Planning and Zoning. The Cultural Resources Division protects the county's archeological sites, historic structures, and cultural landscapes. For volunteer opportunities see our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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Archaeology in Annapolis:
Archaeology in Annapolis is a partnership between the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Historic Annapolis Foundation. Begun in 1981, the Archaeology in Annapolis project has been concerned with promoting better understandings of Annapolis’ diverse past through the interpretation of material culture. Since 2000, Archaeology in Annapolis has also worked on Maryland’s Eastern Shore at William Paca’s 1792 plantation on Wye Island, as well as at Wye House, the home of the Lloyd family and where Frederick Douglass—at five or six years old—found he was a slave. For volunteer opportunities see our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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Archeological Society of Maryland: The Archeological Society of Maryland is an organization of both professional archeologists and (primarily) avocational archeologists dedicated to the discovery, investigation, and conservation of Maryland's archeological resources. The Society provides lectures, demonstrations and fieldwork opportunities for its members and consists of local chapters scattered across the state. For volunteer opportunities see our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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Historic St. Mary's City: Historic St. Mary's City (HSMC) is an open-air, living history museum located in Maryland's seventeenth-century colonial capital. HSMC sponsors archeology and a wide range of living-history and educational programs and events. For volunteer opportunities see our Volunteer Opportunities  page.

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The Maritime Archeological and Historical Society (MAHS): MAHS members work to preserve our nation's maritime heritage. The society enhances the public's awareness of and appreciation for the significance of historic shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources. MAHS activities include research, education, advocacy and diving. Educational programing includes a course entitled "Introduction to Underwater Archeology" which is conducted annually in the Washington area and a video education series entitled, "Diving into History" for those who are unable to attend classes. MAHS is an all volunteer society and members are involved in expeditions around the world.

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Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM): JPPM, a division of the Maryland Historical Trust (itself a part of the Maryland Department of Planning), is a state history and archeology museum that explores the changing cultures and environment of the Chesapeake Bay region. JPPM is the home of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), Maryland's state-of-the-art archeological research, conservation, and collections storage facility. The MAC Lab houses nearly 10 million artifacts, the majority of which were recovered from Maryland sites. In addition to the MAC Lab, JPPM maintains an archeology library, an annual public archeology program, museum and artifact exhibits, and a reconstructed Native American village. Members of the public can tour the MAC Lab, free of charge, the first Friday of every month. For volunteer opportunities see our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT): The Maryland Historical Trust was formed in 1961 to assist the people of Maryland in identifying, studying, evaluating, preserving, protecting, and interpreting the state's significant prehistoric and historic districts, sites, structures, cultural landscapes, heritage areas, cultural objects, and artifacts, as well as less tangible human and community traditions. As such, MHT is responsible for maintaining the state-wide inventory of archeological sites and standing structures known as the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. The MIHP contains nealry 15,000 known archeological sites. In addition, MHT is the main repository for archeological data obtained through state and federally-mandated compliance archeology or CRM work. The State's Office of Archeology, housed at MHT consists of both Terrestrial and Underwater archeology units and works under the direction of the Chief Archeologist to identify, manage and preserve Maryland's cultural resources. For volunteer opportunities see our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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The Maryland State Highway Administration, Cultural Resources Section: The Maryland State Highways, Cultural Resources Section provides archeological support to the Department of Transportation. SHA is a co-sponsor of Maryland Archeology Month. SHA maintains an active archeological research program and also documents important engineering and historic roads infrastructure throughout the state.

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M-NCPPC Montgomery County Archaeology Program: Managed out of the Montgomery Parks Department, Park Planning and Stewardship Division, M-NCPPC maintains an active archeological research program that works to uncover Montgomery County's past through the investigation of prehistoric Indian sites, Civil War encampments, slave dwellings and post-reconstruction sites. For volunteer opportunities see our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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M-NCPPC Prince George's County Archaeology Program: The Prince George's County, Natural and Historical Resources Division also maintains an archeology program. Public programs are offered principally at the Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park, located on the Patuxent River east of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. In addition, M-NCPPC's Planning Department also has professional archeologists dedicated to the review and compliance of CRM reports to ensure compliance with Prince George's County's historic preservation legislation, which includes provisions for archeological resources. For volunteer opportunities see our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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