The Legislative Watch Committee
The mission of the legislative committee is to advise the Council on legislative activity, appropriations, and changes to existing laws and regulations that influence the field of archeology.
Committee Chair Stephen Israel
Committee Members: Jeanne Ward and Lyle Torp (CfMA President)
The Council for Maryland Archaeology Education Committee provides educational projects for the Council including the annual Student stipend competition. Students who want to attend the Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Conference and are giving a paper there may compete for this stipend to help defray costs.
Committee Chair: Tara Tetrault
Committee Members: Jeanne Ward and Marian Creveling
The mission of the Membership committee is to promote membership in the organization and to recruit a new generation of professional archaeologists to the purposes of the Council
Committee Chair: Don Creveling
Committee Members; Mike Lucas, Kristin Montaperto, Jane Seiter, and Emily Swain
Native American Liaison Committee
The Committee functions to observe and be aware of Native American activities and issues in Maryland, relevant legislation, and efforts of archeologists to interact with Maryland Indian groups, Maryland recognized tribes and Federally recognized tribes. Of primary interest are Maryland Indian efforts to gain state recognition, repatriation issues, consultation processes, and education issues.
Committee Chair: Carol Ebright
Committee Members: Kate Dinnel, Kirsti Uunila, Annetta Schott (ASM rep), Esther Doyle-Read, and Virginia Busby
Social Media Committee
The Social Media Committee seeks to promote the Council’s mission through outreach via digital media including Facebook®, Twitter®, and the web.
Committee Chair: Kate Birmingham
Committee Members: Emily Swain and Silas Hurry
Best Practices Committee
The focus of the committee and the members of the Council is on identifying changing methodologies that are not addressed in the current Standards and Guidelines and most importantly, to propose one or more solutions to addressing the identified changes. Other areas such as curation are not within the purview of the committee. Members should identify best practices from their own experience or from other states to address changing field methods and suggest solutions. We envision the final product as a white paper or best practices document that could be appended to the current guidelines or portions of which could be incorporated into a new set of guidelines.
Committee Chair: Jennifer Stabler
Committee Members: Ben Fischler, James G. Gibb, Gregory Katz, Julie King, and Robert Wall
Archaeology Month Committee
The Maryland Archaeology Month Committee serves to coordinate activities which celebrate the efforts and findings of archaeologists working in Maryland. Maryland Archeology Month is a joint effort organized by the Archaeological Society of Maryland, the Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highways Administration Archaeology Program, and the Council for Maryland Archaeology and is held every year during the month of April.
Committee Chair: Charles Hall
Committee Members: Silas D. Hurry (HSMC), Tom Bodor, Claude Bowen (ASM) Donald Creveling (M-NCPPC, PG– Natural and Historical Resources Division), Julie Schablitsky (Maryland SHA), and Maureen Kavanagh (MHT)
Certified Archeological Technician (CAT) Training Committee
This committee represents the Council for Maryland Archeology as a sponsoring organization of the Certified Archeological Technician Program. The committee functions to promote the interests of CfMA and report to the membership on CAT program initiatives and activities. The overall committee incorporates members of CfMA, ASM and MHT.
Committee Chair: Alex McPhail
Committee Members: Steve Israel, Bob Wall, Lori Richard (ASM), Annetta Schott (ASM), Belinda Urquiza (ASM), Maureen Kavanagh (MHT), Charlie Hall (MHT), Kate Dinnel (CfMA), Mike Lucas (CfMA), and Jim Gibb (ASM)