Eastern States Archaeological Federation

ESAF Annual Meeting, October 30 - November 2, 2014, Solomons, Maryland

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Eastern States Archaeological Federation
Annual Meeting

Hosted by the
Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc.

October 30-November 2, 2014


Holiday Inn at Solomons, Maryland
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, Maryland 20688
(410) 326-6311

ESAF rate $119 single/$124 double per night for rooms reserved prior to September 30, 2014.

ASM Silent Auction in Bookroom, October 31 & November 1, 2014.

An evening reception will be held Friday night at the Calvert Marine Museum starting at 7 p.m.   The museum features outstanding exhibits and programs relating to local marine paleontology, estuarine biology, and maritime history. The museum will be open at no charge.  To ensure an ample supply of light refreshments and wine, etc. please indicate on the pre-registration form whether you plan to attend.

Saturday Evening Banquet
Banquet: A buffet to include, chicken, seafood, salad, (2) starch, (2) seasonal vegetables, and (1) dessert.  Special diets, i.e., vegetarian will be honored with an advanced notice.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Henry Miller, Director of Research, Historic St.Maryís City Commission.
Exploring Maryland's Lost "Metropolis": Four Decades of Archaeology at St. Mary's City. 

Pre-Meeting Tours: Thursday, October 30, 2014 (Access is via carpooling)

8:45 AM to 11:30 AM tour the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum grounds on the Patuxent River, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab (MAC Lab) and Visitor Center exhibits. There is no admission fee to Jefpat.

Lunch 12 Noon at Solomons or at Lexington Park.

2 pm to 5 pm tour Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland's First Capital, visit the reconstructed Jesuit Chapel, the Maryland DOVE, a 17th century-style ship, and the St. John's Site Museum that preserves the foundation of a house that stood there throughout the 17th Century.  St. Johnís was built by John Lewger, the first Secretary of the colony and served as the home of  Charles  Calvert, the third Lord Proprietor and Proprietary Governor. The exhibits dramatize the events that shaped Maryland, the nation, and colonial lifeways in the Tidewater colonies. There is a reduced admission fee of $5.00 per person for the ESAF tour group. This fee is payable individually at the Visitor Center at the start of the tour.

Registration for ESAF 2014 is now closed.

Registration will be available at the meting

  • Presenters must be members of ESAF for 2014. (For multiple authors, identify the presenter and list the presenter as the first author). 

  • Presenters' registration fees and membership dues are due no later than August 15, 2014. 

  • An individual can be the primary author on only one paper.


Book Room and Exhibit Space:

Chair: Dan Coates
Email: dancoates@comcast.net


Program co-chairs (for suggested presentations only). Actual submission of title, abstract, contact info, etc is by Google Docs at this link

Kate Birmingham     email: Katherine_birmingham@nps.gov
Emily Swain             email:


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