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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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Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society March Newsletter

The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society has recently released its March newsletter- Atlanta Antiquities Vol 5 No 3 March 2017.  The newsletter contains information about the March guest speaker, Scott Jones, prehistoric technologies expert,  who will present on lithic resources in Georgia and perform a flintknapping demonstration.  Also included in this month’s newsletter is information on […]

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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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B.R.A.G. meeting announcement for March 8th in Dahlonega

The Blue Ridge Archaeological Guild (B.R.A.G) is a SGA chapter in north Georgia. At their next meeting, Dr. David Noble, will speak on the “Cutting Edge of Science at Kettle Creek”  using cadaver dogs, X-ray Flurescence and ground penetrating radar to locate burials. Read the announcement for more details .

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2017 Symposium on the Archaeology of the Southeastern Coastal Plain

The South Georgia Archaeological Research Team (SOGART) held its annual research symposium on February 11, 2017, at South Georgia State College in Douglas, Georgia. Archaeologists from Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina convened to discuss their research and current events in Atlantic Coastal Plain archaeology. Some of the day’s topics included reconnaissance of a Confederate POW […]

Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society February Newsletter

The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society has recently released its Atlanta Antiquities Vol 5 No 2 February 2017(1).  The newsletter contains information about the recently approved Fort Frederica Legislation as well as information on February guest speaker, Emma Mason, an archaeologist with GDNR HPD who will present on an archaeological database that will be used by […]

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Early Georgia wants you!

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

The next Blue Ridge Archaeological Guild (B.R.A.G.) meeting is February 8 in Dahlonega

Dr. Glover B.R.A.G is a SGA chapter in north Georgia. At their next meeting, Dr. Glover, an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department of Georgia State University, is going to speak on “Exploring the hidden coast of the maritime Maya with investigations of the ancient port sites of Vista Alegre and Conil off the Yucatan peninsula.” Read the announcement for more details .

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December 30th, 2016

ArchaeoBus diary Dec 2016…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus remembers visiting Athens for the Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC), meeting old and new friends and celebrating archaeology. Can you dig it?!

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Georgia, Can You Dig It? A Georgia Archaeology Faire

The Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) would like to invite you to join us at the 73rd Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) Meeting for an opportunity to learn about Georgia archaeology! Explore and participate in activities led by Georgia archaeologists at: Georgia, Can You Dig It?    A Georgia Archaeology Faire hosted by The Society for […]

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SGA Fall 2016 Meeting

SGA_logo_web_100 In lieu of our annual Autumn meeting, the Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) will be hosting a symposium at the 73rd Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) Meeting in Athens, GA October 26-29, 2016. This symposium brings together a collection of recent archaeological research in Georgia. The papers presented will explore Georgia’s dynamic past ranging from the Archaic period to the twentieth century, including current events concerning the future of professional archaeology in Georgia. The session will conclude with a brief SGA meeting.

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October 15, 2016

ArchaeoBus diary 2016 10 15, 2016 CU…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus enjoys being visited by over 8,000 people at CoastFest and evades Hurricane Matthew. Read more to learn about how Abby is gearing up for a Celebration of Archaeology in Athens, Georgia during the annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference.

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Get Your Copy of the 2016 Lesson Plan

The Society for Georgia Archaeology proudly presents the 2016 lesson plan Dynamic Borders: The Archaeology of Cumberland Island, Georgia. It is the nineteenth in SGA’s series of Archaeology Month-themed lesson plans, and it offers teachers and students alike information, instruction, pictures, discussions, activities, and suggestions for additional reading and online resources. Learn more about how Georgia archaeology teaches us about the fascinating history of the Cumberland Island and St. Marys region!

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2016 Georgia Student Archaeological Research Grants Offered

The SGA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to sponsor student research grants for 2016. This Deadline for application is September 1, 2016. Details in the full story.

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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!