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The Monocacy Archeological Society is one of nine chapters of the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc. For over twenty-five years, members of MAS have been actively involved in many archeological projects in the region and have worked hand-in-hand with professional archeologists to advance the cause of archeology.
The chapter was established to support the study of the prehistoric and historic archeological resources of the Frederick County area as well as neighboring counties and states.
Throughout its history, members have supported scientific research and discouraged unscientific and irresponsible exploration.
From its beginning the chapter has strongly promoted the conservation of archeological sites, artifacts, and data and has encouraged the establishment and maintenance of sources of archeological information such as museums, societies, and educational programs.
The members have been devoted to fostering the exchange of information between the professional and the avocational archeologists.
The Chapter has, many times, been asked to support proposed local and regional legislation and advocacy programs designed to protect archeological resources.
The Monocacy Archeological Society promotes and encourages educational programs related to the archeological heritage of Frederick County and the surrounding region. MAS members volunteer at archeological sites and help to record and preserve archeological information that supports local research and promotes public interest in archeology.