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Spring 2014 issueThe Profile

Archaeological documentation

statesboro_marker_smallSGA President Tammy Herron was in Statesboro, Georgia the other day running some errands when a plaque on the ground in front of the AgSouth Farm Credit building caught her eye. Read on to find out what she spotted and to learn more about the process of documenting archaeological sites!

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Events abound for Archaeology Month 2014

sga_logo_cuJoin us as we celebrate Georgia Archaeology Month throughout the month of May, from the mountains to the sea. Thanks to the hard work of Society for Georgia Archaeology members across the state, the month of May is packed with exciting events for you to attend! Take part in tours and hands-on activities at Chieftains Museum, Etowah, and Fort Daniel. Don’t miss the chance to visit Abby the ArchaeoBus in Stone Mountain. You can also hear interesting lectures, visit archaeology labs, and even participate in a primitive skills workshop. Click here to view the full schedule of Archaeology Month events, and click here to access the official Archaeology Month brochure.

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SGA Spring 2014 meeting schedule now available

SGA_logo_web_100The SGA invites you to join us for the 2014 Spring Meeting to be held on Saturday, May 10th in the Lakeside Ballroom at Red Top Mountain State Park located at 50 Lodge Road, Cartersville, GA 30121. The theme for Archaeology Month and this year’s Spring Meeting is Site Destruction: Pieces of Our Past Lost Forever. Access a printable PDF of the presentation abstracts by clicking here. Read on for more information about the conference.

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Spring 2014 President’s Message

sga_logo_cuThe Spring 2014 President’s Message has been posted. It has been a busy spring for the SGA; read on for SGA President Tammy Herron’s report on recent events in Georgia archaeology, including the launch of the new research grant!

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Host an event for Georgia Archaeology Month May 2014

SGA_logo_web_100Please join in and help celebrate Georgia Archaeology Month 2014! Your event will be included in the calendar of events brochure, which will be distributed statewide and well as posted on the SGA website. This year’s Archaeology Month theme is “Site Destruction: Pieces of Our Past Lost Forever.” To submit an event, complete this form and submit it to Melissa McKay. Click here for a pdf of the call for events that you can share. Read the full article to learn more.

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Joint Research Grants debut

The SGA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources to sponsor student research grants for 2014. Deadline for application is 1 September 2014. Details in the full story.

Online news and researchSpring 2014 issueThe Profile

Camp Sumter at Andersonville: The notorious Civil War prison

andersonville_19_smallOn February 24, 1864, the gates opened at Camp Sumter, a Civil War POW camp located in Americus, Georgia. Learn about the archaeology of Camp Sumter, now the Andersonville National Historic Site, in this excellent article by SGA member Amanda Morrow.

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SGA Chapter Challenge Won by Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society

SGA_logo_web_100Congratulations to the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society (GAAS), who recently accepted the winning trophy from the Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) President Tammy Herron, at the Fall 2013 meeting of the SGA held at the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Saturday, October 26 on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. GAAS President David Kasriel was present to accept the trophy.

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News flash from the Georgia Department of Archives and History

SGA_logo_web_100 Read on for an important message about the Georgia Archives. The archives are now open four days a week for research, and additional staff have been hired. Help to spread the word by printing and posting this flyer at your location. Access a copy by clicking here.

ArchaeoBusFall 2013 issueOnline news

SGA makes an impact at the 2013 Social Studies Conference

sga_logo_cuSGA volunteers and the ArchaeoBus made a big impact at the 2013 Social Studies Conference in Athens this year. Read on to learn more about the great work SGA members are doing for public outreach and education about archaeology.

Fall 2013 issueOnline news

Student reflects on the 2013 Georgia Southern field school

georgia_southern_logoUndergraduate Amanda Shively reports on the summer 2013 Georgia Southern University archaeological field school on the lower Savannah River. Archaeological veterans and novices alike will enjoy her enthusiastic reflection.

Fall 2013 issueOnline news and researchThe Profile

Ten essential mobile apps for the archaeologist

SGA_logo_web_100Archaeologists with smart phones and tablets, take notice. In this article, SGA member Amanda Morrow reviews ten mobile apps for archaeology. Read on to learn about how you can turn your mobile device into a clinometer or Munsell book, or use it to find historical markers and cemeteries.

AnnouncementsPublicationsSpring 2013 issueThe Profile

Call for student submissions to The Profile

The Society for Georgia Archaeology invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit brief research reports, reviews of archaeological presentations and lectures, and essays about archaeological fieldwork and field trip experiences to The Profile. Topic areas are open, but should be related to the archaeology of Georgia and surrounding states. Submissions should generally be no longer than 1000 words. Accompanying photographs are encouraged.

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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!