Excavations at the Winslow site, Montgomery County, Maryland, in 2002Public Archeology Programs

The best way to learn about archeology is to do it!  Opportunities for public participation abound, both in the field and lab.  Try your hand at underwater archeological survey, cleaning and labeling artifacts in the lab, or excavating in the field.  Archeologists, both here at the state office and at other programs around the state, are eager to accept volunteers to help with a variety of activities. In addition, there are workshops, symposia, and other educational programs sponsored throughout the state every year.

Archeology Field Session

2014 Field Session - Biggs Ford

The 2014 Archeology Field session begins on May 23 and runs through June 2. This cooperative venture with the Archeological Society of Maryland runs 11 days, inclusive of weekends and the Memorial Day holiday, and is open to the public.  The purpose of the Field Session is to train lay persons in archeological methods and teach Maryland’s past through hands-on involvement, while making meaningful contributions to the study of Maryland archeology. Learn more.

Archeology Volunteers

 

Volunteer!

If you would like us to send you materials about the various archeology programs and opportunities available for volunteers, please click on one of the documents below, complete the form, and email it as an attachment to the email address provided in the document.

Terrestrial Archeology

Click here for more information on how to volunteer for:

  • Terrestrial Projects
  • Laboratory Projects
  • Workshop in Archeology
  • Maryland Archeology Month
  • Internship Opportunities

Underwater Archeology

Click here for more information on how to volunteer for:

  • Underwater Projects
  • U-1105 Shipwreck Preserve
  • Laboratory Projects
  • Workshop in Archeology
  • Maryland Archeology Month
  • Internship Opportunities

Field Session

Volunteers working at the Claggett Site, Frederick County

Every year, generally in May, the Office of Archeology in cooperation with the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc. co-sponsors an 11-day field session where the public can participate in a professionally-directed archeological dig.  Locations vary throughout the state.

U1105 Shipwreck Preserve

The German submarine U-1105, nicknamed Black Panther, is Maryland’s first historic shipwreck preserve.

 

 



Workshops and Symposia

The Office of Archeology and the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc. co-sponsor two major public programs each year: the Archeology Workshop in March and the Spring Symposium in April.



 

This page updated: May 20, 2014