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344 /Department of Housing & Community Development Maryland Manual 1994-1995

Richard B. Hughes, Chief Archaeologist
Tyler J. Bastian, State Terrestrial Archaeologist
Bruce F. Thompson, Acting State Underwater

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 (410) 514-7600

The Archaeology Office originated as the Division
of Archaeology formed in 1968 under the Maryland
Geological Survey (Chapter 541, Acts of 1968). In
1990, archaeological functions of the Survey were
combined with the archaeology staff of the Maryland
Historical Trust, and the Division was reformed as the
Archaeology Office within the Maryland Historical
Trust (Chapter 57, Acts of 1990).
The Office directs Maryland archaeological re-
search, synthesizes research data, and promotes fur-
ther research. The Office participates in the
excavation of significant historical or archaeological
sites that are in the custody or control of a State
agency and coordinates the retrieval and preserva-
tion of objects of archaeological significance discov-
ered during the course of any public construction
in the State. The Office also encourages preserva-
tion of prehistoric or historic sites located on private

Publishing reports of its research and investiga-
tions, the Office makes exhibits available to schools to
teach students about the manner of life of the natives
and early settlers of Maryland. For museums, institu-
tions of higher education, and scientific or historical
institutions, the Office makes available objects and
materials that show the archaeological history of the
State and helps these institutions preserve and protect
archaeological items in their custody. In addition, the
Office trains interested members of the public to
identify, investigate, and register terrestrial archae-
ological historic property.

The head of the Office is the Chief Archaeologist
(Code 1957, Art.83B, secs. 5-622 through 5-627).


Douglas C. Comer, Chairperson, 1994
(410) 514-7600

Formerly under the Maryland Geological Survey,
the Advisory Committee on Archaeology was trans-
ferred to the Maryland Historical Trust in 1990
(Chapter 57, Acts of 1990). The Committee advises
and assists the Archaeology Office on archaeological
matters and reviews policies, plans, rules, and regula-
tions concerned with archaeological matters.
The Committee's seven members are appointed to
three-year terms by the Governor upon recommen-
dation of the Secretary of Housing and Community
Development and with Senate advice and consent.

Orlando Ridout V, Chief

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 (410) 514-7600

The Office of Research, Survey, and Registration
was created in 1989 to direct the Division's histori-
cal, architectural and archeological research. The
Office is organized into three units: Survey and
Research, Evaluation and Registration, and Infor-
mation Management and Library Services.
The Survey and Research Unit maintains the
historical and archeological components of the
Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. The
Unit helps design and implement local survey pro-
jects, and provides inventory data for the Office and
local government planners.
The Evaluation and Registration Unit conducts
historic resource registration programs, including
the Maryland Register of Historic Properties and
the National Register of Historic Places. The Unit
staffs the Maryland Historic Markers Program and
Fund and provides technical assistance to the Gov-
ernor's Commission on Maryland Military Monu-
ments, the Commission to Save the Lighthouses,
and the Maryland Civil War Heritage Commission.
The Information Management and Library
Services Unit consolidates separate libraries and the
information and records management programs ad-
ministered by previously separate units. The Unit
carries out Division computerization and a long-
term program for microfilming and electronic stor-
age of archival and record materials.


Michael F. Troestal, A.I.A., Chairperson, 1994
(410) 514-7600

The Governor formed this committee in 1967
to carry out terms of the National Historic Preser-
vation Act of 1966 (PL. 89-665). The law requires
the State to nominate properties for the National
Register of Historic Places. These nominations
must be reviewed by the Consulting Committee
before they are submitted to the National Park
Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.

Kenneth G. Rodgers, Chairperson, 1994
Ronald L. Sharps, Ph.D., Executive Director

c/o Banneker-Douglass Museum
of African-American History & Culture
84 Franklin St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 974-2893

The Commission on African-American History and
Culture originated in 1969 as the Maryland Commis-


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