CCASM participated in the 2nd Annual Market Day at Port Tobacco on Saturday May 14. Our major activity was washing artifacts excavated April 30 at the Burch House (see posting Excavating at Burch House).
CCASM regulars that helped wash were Phil Angle, Carol Cowherd, Joshus Eller, Jim Gibb, Rich Gorksi, and Steve Lohr. We also had help from a number of other volunteers, some of which can be seen in the photos. Despite the rain we had an enjoyable day washing artifacts and meeting others interested in archeology.
Due to the weather, the Port Tobacco Display could not be used. We did have several waterproof pages with diagnostic information, but the main attraction was the artifacts being washed.
Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc. (CCASM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides educational experiences for the public to learn about archaeology. It also offers opportunities for members to investigate and conserve archeological resources. CCASM members include avocational and professional archeologists. Our primary focus is archaeology within the Mid-Atlantic region and more specifically in Charles County, Maryland.