About Us

The Archeological Society of Virginia (ASV), an all-volunteer organization, established the MARITIME HERITAGE CHAPTER in October 2016. While ASV’s other chapters are regionally based, the Maritime Heritage Chapter investigates maritime and underwater archaeological sites throughout Virginia.

Goals include archaeological training for avocational archaeologists—diving and non-diving; public education and outreach; and the conduct of research, surveys, and field work directed toward Virginia’s myriad submerged archaeological resources. The Maritime Heritage Chapter will assist and work with the ASV and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, along with other organizations with related goals.

Chapter officers for 2023 are:

President:             Bruce Terrell

Vice President:     William Waldrop

Secretary:             Bob Hayes

Treasurer:             Mary Hayes


The Archeological Society of Virginia, founded in 1940, is one of the oldest state societies in the U.S. The ASV is an all-volunteer organization that seeks to promote the knowledge and practice of archaeology through education, training, site investigations, publications and public outreach. ASV has published a quarterly journal since its inception, featuring unique and important data on Native American projectile points, artifact identification and dating, and reports on site investigations. The ASV is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax qualified organizations. Donations to the ASV are fully tax deductible to the extent permitted by the tax code.
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