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Attend one of our two meetings each year and meet avocational and professional archaeologists. The spring meeting is during Archaeology Month, in May. Check our calendar for the date of the next meeting!

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Abby and CoastFest 2018

October 8, 2018 Dear Diary, I hope you don’t think I’ve been ignoring you. After all, you can keep up with my whirlwind schedule on my very own Facebook page. Just type in “ArchaeoBus”! I do like to write to you from time-to-time though, as we have such a long-lasting relationship and I know you […]

2018 FallMeetings

SGA Fall Meeting at 75th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC)

Preliminary Schedule for Society for Georgia Archaeology’s symposium at the 75th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) Meeting In lieu of our annual Fall meeting, the Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) will be hosting a two-part symposium at the 75th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) Meeting in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Between sessions there will […]

10th Annual Fort Daniel Frontier Faire

Sponsored by Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society; and The Fort Daniel Foundation Saturday, October 20, 2018 Location: Fort Daniel Historic and Archaeological Research Park 2505 Braselton Highway Buford, GA 30519 United States The 10th Annual Fort Daniel Frontier Faire invites the public on Saturday, October 20, 2018 to celebrate International Archaeology Day and the Bicentennial history […]

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Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society Newsletter-October 2018

The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society has recently released its October newsletter- Atlanta Antiquities Vol. 6, No. 7. The newsletter contains information about the October guest speaker, Dr. Michael L. Young who will be giving a talk titled “Unearthing Values and Belief: Technological Style and the Style of Consumption at Quaker Domestic Sites and in the […]

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society Newsletter- October 2018

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society has recently released its October newsletter- the Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin, Vol. VII, Issue 8. This issue contains a discussion of Fort Harrison, a nineteenth century comtemporary to Fort Daniel. This month is the 10th Annual Frontier Faire at Fort Daniel Historic Site that will take place from 10am to 5pm on […]

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Ocmulgee Archaeological Society Meeting- September 10th!

The next Ocmulgee Archaeological Society (OAS) meeting will be September 10th at 6:30 pm in Room 202 of the Science and Engineering Building located at 1550 College Street on the Macon campus of Mercer University. For directions to our meeting location check out the map located on our website at but again note that we are in […]

Meet and Greet for the Veterans Curation Project

New South Associates, Inc invites you to attend a meet and greet for the Veterans Curation Program At the Augusta Laboratory on Thursday, July 19th between 10:00am and 2:00pm. The Augusta Veterans Curation Program currently provides vocational rehabilitation and innovative training to ten recently-separated veterans using archaeological collections administered by the U.S. Army Corps of […]

Jerald Ledbetter Obituary- Friend, Colleague, Archaeologist

It is with great sadness that SGA announces the death of Robert Jerald Ledbetter, 70, on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia after a brief illness. Jerald was born October 15, 1947 in Livingston, Tennessee, to the late Robert Howard Ledbetter and Edith Alene (née Davis). The family moved to […]

Call for Short Reports for the Fall 2018 volume of Early Georgia

The Society for Georgia Archaeology is looking for Short Reports for the Fall 2018 volume of Early Georgia!! Reports may be more technical, address a specific topic, and be of primary interest to relatively fewer readers. Reports can include project summaries, updates on ongoing field research, or preliminary findings (great for people returning from the […]

Tammy Herron Receives 2018 Joseph R. Caldwell Award

At the 2018 Spring meeting, Tammy Herron received the Joseph R. Caldwell Award for outstanding service to Georgia Archaeology. The Caldwell Award recognizes those individuals dedicating a noteworthy amount of time and energy toward supporting an archaeological project; making outstanding contributions in the area of public education and Georgia archeology; and providing substantial support for […]

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Get Your Copy of the 2018 Lesson Plan!

The Society for Georgia Archaeology proudly presents the 2018 Lesson Plan. It is the twenty-first in SGA’s series of Archaeology Month-themed lesson plans, and it offers teachers and students alike lots of information, instruction, pictures, discussions, activities, and suggestions for additional reading and online resources to coincide with this year’s archaeology month theme. The theme […]

May 2018 Archaeology Month Poster

May is Archaeology Month in Georgia! The theme of both Archaeology Month and of the Spring Meeting is “A Capital Idea! The Archaeology and History of Georgia’s Seats of Power” The meeting in Milledgeville will have a lecture from keynote speaker Dr. Bob Wilson. Dr. Wilson is a historian and professor emeritus at Georgia College […]

2018 Georgia Student Archaeological Research Grants Offered

The Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA), Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists (GCPA), and Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are sponsoring student research grants for 2018. These research grants are competitive awards given to support undergraduate and graduate student research that focuses on the archaeology of Georgia. This is the fourth year of these awards. […]

Georgia Social Studies Fair 2018

On Saturday, April 14, the Society for Georgia Archaeology and the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists annual prizes were awarded at Georgia Social Studies Fair. The Society judges were blown away by the quality of the student projects and selecting winners was a difficult process. View of the Social Studies Fair The Society for Georgia […]

Maria Almodovar Obituary- Georgia Archaeologist and Friend

Maria (Marilyn) Almodovar September 9, 1949 – February 14, 2018 Maria (Marilyn) Almodovar passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, due to dementia-related complications.  Two of her closest friends were at her bedside near Aiken, South Carolina where she had been under hospice care. She was 68. Maria was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in 1949, the […]

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Abby the ArchaeBus Enters the University of South Carolina

March 8, 2018 Dear Diary, I had SUCH an exciting Saturday two weekends ago in Columbia, South Carolina I can hardly wait to tell you all about it! First, I got to travel to another state, adding a third state to my resume of Georgia and Florida. Two of my New South handlers, Jenna Pirtle […]

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Submission Guidelines for Early Georgia

ARTICLES are usually longer than REPORTS and address topics of major importance in a way that reaches out to a broad audience of professional archaeologists and the informed public. REPORTS, on the other hand, may be more technical, address a specific topic, and be of primary interest to relatively fewer readers. REPORTS can include project […]

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ArchaeoBus contact updated

Abby The ArchaeoBus is Georgia’s Mobile Archaeology Classroom! The contact for the ArchaeoBus has been updated. This post contains a link to email the Archaeobus staff and bring Abby to your future event!

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Early Georgia wants you!

Early Georgia Book Review Editor Maureen Meyers needs contributors to the Book Review section.

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Back issues of Early Georgia available for order or free download!

As you know, membership in SGA includes current issues of Early Georgia, a longstanding twice-yearly publication of the Society that serves as Georgia’s premier archaeology journal. But what about all those great past issues that were mailed out before you joined? Don’t miss out, back issues are available! A complete listing of past issues, their […]

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SGA is now accepting electronic payments via Square®

Misplaced your checkbook? No more stamps? Never fear! Joining SGA and paying your annual dues just got a lot easier, because SGA has adopted Square® as a means of accepting credit card payments! The service processes credit card payments two ways: through an online store and in person through a handy smartphone card reader. We’ve […]

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Order Frontiers in the Soil now!

Frontiers in the Soil cover at angle CUFrontiers in the Soil is a classic in archaeological literature that should be useful to everyone. Using easy-to-read text by Roy S. Dickens, Jr., and creative color cartoon illustrations by James L. McKinley, Frontiers interprets Georgia’s past with humor in over 100-pages of delightful reading. Click here to download the order form for Frontiers in the Soil.

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The ArchaeoBus is Georgia’s Mobile Archaeology Classroom

SGA_ArchaeoBus_portrait_CUGeorgia’s Mobile Archaeology Classroom—the ArchaeoBus—provides hands-on and minds-on activities to enthuse your students about learning. Archaeology is a great tool for turning on the minds of students, as well as a great motivational tool. More important, it is a discipline capable of instruction in a wide variety of skills. Archaeology is a holistic academic and intellectual approach that involves all subject areas, social skills, and conceptual skills. Georgia’s Mobile Archaeology Classroom offers the opportunity for students and teachers to leave the traditional four-walled classroom and use a new approach to learn state standards!