It has been an exhilarating first half of the year for Applied Archaeology and History Associates, Inc., with the company completing more archaeological projects than at any time before or since the beginning of the Great Recession. The mild winter of 2017 allowed us to conduct Phase I and II archaeological investigations throughout the first quarter with very little impact from the weather, despite a couple of chilly mornings. Work continued apace into the Spring, as we closed out the end of our five year Cultural Resources Open-End contract with the Maryland State Highway Administration. However, things did not slow down, as AAHA is pleased to announce that we are part of two separate teams, RKK Engineers and AD Marble, who have both been awarded one of the new 2017-2021 MDSHA open-end Cultural Resource contracts. With one project already completed and started, we’ve certainly hit the ground running.