Just because digging is involved doesn’t make planting pansies an archeological endeavor! Why not check out the Spring Symposium of the Archeological Society of Maryland this Saturday, April 5, and get a real taste of what archeology is all about!
If you’re like most people, you have thought about archeology, even if only briefly. It’s in the news, and it’s on the big screen. You may be wondering what archeology really is, who does it, or where it is done. Cue the ray of light passing through the headpiece of the Staff of Ra to illuminate the Tanis Map Room (Indiana Jones, anyone?): the answers you seek will be found at the Spring Symposium!
Beginning at 9:00 AM and continuing through 3:30 PM, a series of presentations by archeologists will explore the mysteries of such places as the Great Dismal Swamp, Historic St. Mary’s City, and Annapolis. Topics will include the study of landscapes, remote sensing (think CSI!), open access excavations, and archeological education. These presentations are guaranteed to interest and illuminate.
The Spring Symposium will be held at 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032. Come early to enjoy some light refreshment (aka “breakfast”). Doors open at 8:30. The on-site cafeteria will be open for lunch. There is a charge of $5.00 for Archeological Society of Maryland members, and $7.00 for non-members. All students are admitted free!