Who we are?
The Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc. (CCASM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit as well as a chapter of
the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc. (ASM). CCASM was established
to promote, support, encourage and engage in archeology through study,
investigation, preservation, and publication. It is composed of people
from all backgrounds, including professional and avocational archeologists,
students and others who want to learn more about the field. We all have
a common interest in archeology and a desire to increase our knowledge
about archeology. Our primary focus is within Charles County.
Membership is open to all who share the objectives of the Chapter. Check out the CCASM Blog
Objectives of the CCASM:
The Charles County ASM Chapter is devoted to the study and conservation
of archeology in Charles County as well as throughout Maryland.
Our objectives are as follows:
- Discover, investigate, and conserve archeological resources in particular in Charles County but also throughout Maryland;
- Promote proper recording of archeological sites;
- Respect the fragile and non-renewable nature of archeological sites;
- Create bonds between avocational and professional archeologists;
- Develop opportunities for working with professional archeologists through directed fieldwork, analysis, and reporting;
- Promote public dissemination of information about Maryland's buried heritage, in particular that of Charles County's;
- Publish the results of all excavations undertaken by the Chapter.
In support of these objectives, the CCASM sponsors
a variety of activities, including meetings, events, field visits, etc.