Monocacy Archeological Society
Frederick, MarylandChapter of the Archeological Society of Maryland
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The Monocacy Archeological Society (MAS) promotes and encourages educational programs related to the archeological heritage of Frederick County and the surrounding region.
MAS members volunteer at archeological sites and help to record and preserve archeological information that supports local research and promotes public interest in archeology.
Dues are now payable for 2017 for the Monocacy Chapter, $5.00 per person per year, and for the Archeological Society of Maryland. Membership forms will be available at the meeting and online.
Next Meeting: Wednesday June 14, 2017
Fogle-Hatch will present "Exploring Similarities in Prehistoric
Indian Spear Tips Through Social Contact Among Hunter-Gatherer
Bands" at the June 14 meeting of the Monocacy Archeological
Society. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of
the C. Burr Artz Library, 110 East Patrick Street, beginning at
7:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.
It will be held in the Community Room of the C. Burr Artz Library, 110 East Patrick Street at 7 PM.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit our
web site, www.digfrederick.com or call 301-378-0212.
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Have you found unusual objects on your property? Our avocational and professional archeologists will examine them with you at our meetings and discuss their relevance, but keep in mind that often a pointed rock looks like an Indian arrowhead!
The Monocacy Archeological Society does not condone "Treasure Hunting" or looting archeological sites and therefore we do not place monetary value on artifacts.
Please remember that archeological data (and significance) is tied to the spatial (horizontal and vertical) relationships that artifacts and sites hold. Removing artifacts from their provenance irreparably loses key archeological context and may destroy all ability for associated residue or soil testing.
Dig Deeper into Maryland Archeology!
Upcoming Archeological Events:
April 22 - 30 -- Herring Run Archaeology Project, Baltimore - Excavation of a former plantation occupied for nearly 300 years from the late 17th century to mid-19th century. Register at herringrunarchaeology@gmail. com - Note the weekends are already booked, but space may be available during the week.
May 26 - June 5 - Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archeology, at the Calverton Site (18CV22) in Calvert County, Maryland. Registration form available at www.marylandarcheology.org. Preregistration must be received prior to May 22 or you may register at the site. Fee.
Past Chapter Projects:
Rosenstock Site - Late Woodland village site, worked from 1979 to 1992, recently preserved by the Archeological Conservancy. It was discovered in the early twentieth century and collected by locals, it can be called the "first city" of Frederick, as village complexes were used here by Native Americans over hundreds of years and yields important insights into the connections between sites along the Potomac River and known sites further north. More Info Here.
Read about local Chapter Member George Evans and his archeological pursuits.
Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm Site
A Civil War battlefield and encampment site. A French Caribbean family with perhaps the most slaves in the County.Â A barn built unlike any other North of Louisiana.Â Also native American sites.
Antietam Battlefield - Civil War
Metal detecting for artifacts on the battlefield, and the replanting of the 1860's orchard with the heirloom apple varieties that were cut to the ground by bullets during the battle.
The Search for the Lost Monocacy Log Church
Long before the clustered spires, a fabled, simple log structure served as the focal point of religious life in Frederick County. A few clues from the reports of missionary Palantine Ministers hint at its location without any certainty. From the old German diaries we glean a few clues and believe we have a sense of where the church may have been located, and its not where everyone seems to believe from local markers. But ground penetrating radar yields no further proof.
Local avocational archeologist and regionally respected Chapter Member Spencer Geasey donates his archeological library to Frederick.
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