The Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild will meet Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m., at the United Community Bank Building on Morrison Moore Parkway, Dahlonega. Cliff Shaw will present a program titled “William Bartram and the Search for his Great Buffalo Lick in Oglethorpe County.” Joining him will be Tom Gresham from Historic Oglethorpe County to discuss his search for Cherokee Corner, another important landmark in Oglethorpe County visited by William Bartram in 1773.
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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The Fall 2014 President’s Message is now posted. Read on for a recap of recent news in Georgia archaeology, and to learn more about the upcoming Fall 2014 meeting of the SGA.
The Society for Georgia Archaeology will hold its annual fall meeting Saturday, October 18th, 2014 on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Registration will take place from 8:00-8:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Carroll building at Georgia Southern. Click here for the meeting schedule.
On Tuesday, September 16, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners honored volunteers from the Fort Daniel Foundation for their work on the historic site. Click here to read the coverage in the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The latest edition of the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society (GAAS) newsletter, Atlanta Antiquity, is now available. Access a copy by clicking here.
The Society for Georgia Archaeology proudly presents this year’s lesson plan! This document offers information, instruction, pictures, discussions, activities, and suggestions for additional reading and online resources. We hope that the readers of this lesson plan will learn about the importance of preservation and stewardship of Georgia’s archaeological resources. Click here to access the SGA’s 2014 lesson plan and learn more about archaeology in Georgia and what you can do to protect our common heritage!
Save the Date! The Fall Meeting of the SGA will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Statesboro, Georgia. Matt Newberry and P. T. Ashlock are in charge of local arrangements for the meeting. A block of rooms has been reserved at Spring Hill Suites, 105 Springhill Drive, Statesboro. The rate per room, including hot breakfast, is $89 single, $99 double, and $109 super double. The last day to book for this offer is Friday, September 26, 2014. The phone number for the hotel is 912-489-0000. Click here for the hotel’s website. Click on this link to book at the group rate.
In this article, SGA board member Matthew Newberry reports on the 2014 State Social Studies Fair. According to Matthew the future of Georgia archaeology looks bright. Read on to learn about the event and the winning projects.
Issue number 160, Summer 2014, of the SGA’s quarterly newsletter, The Profile, is now available as a downloadable and printable PDF. Alternatively, you can click here to see excerpts of all stories in the issue. The stories in The Profile all were originally posted to this website in April, May, or June of 2014.
The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) and the Fort Daniel Foundation are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Fort Daniel Frontier Faire, scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. Access a PDF of the announcement by clicking here.
The Summer 2014 President’s Message is now posted. Read on for a excellent recap of the Spring 2014 meeting of the SGA and news of upcoming events from SGA president Tammy Herron.
Greetings SGA members and readers of Early Georgia! A brief update on the status of our forthcoming journal; we are in the final stages of production for the Spring 2014 issue. Read on to learn more!
…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus visits Mt. Zion Public Library, over in west Georgia…. The ArchaeoBus also visited this library last year. Students from the Mt. Zion Public Libraries Summer Reading Program, along with their parents, toured the Bus and played games led by the New South crew.
The June 2014 issue of the newsletter of the Gwinnett County Chapter of SGA, the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), is now available. Read about recent and planned activities of GARS, including Fort Daniel news.
The Georgia Archives will expand its hours of operation by one additional day per week. Beginning July 15 the public can visit the Georgia archives on Tuesdays. Click here for the official press release.
This message is a call for papers for the 2014 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology to be held on August 23, 2014 in the Stubbs Hall Auditorium on the Douglas Campus of South Georgia State College. If you wish to present a paper, please submit a title, a one-paragraph abstract, and a two to three sentence speaker introduction. Speakers prepare for a 30-minute time slot for presentation, including questions. SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSION BY 1 AUG. Details in the full story.
…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus visits Senoia, meeting children and adults from Georgia…and a group that came from Newberry, South Carolina, too!
The Digging Savannah iPhone app has launched and is now available in iTunes! This app joins our recently updated Android app. The Digging Savannah smartphone apps allow you to discover Savannah’s archaeology sites. Click on the map interface to learn about a site and see artifacts, photographs, or excavations. The app is available for most Apple and Android devices including smartphones and tablets. Just search for “Digging Savannah” on iTunes or in the Google marketplace! For more information, check out the Digging Savannah website or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.
Issue number 159, Spring 2014, of the SGA’s quarterly newsletter, The Profile, is now available as a downloadable and printable PDF. Alternatively, you can click here to see excerpts of all stories in the issue. The stories in The Profile all were originally posted to this website in January, February, or March of 2014.
ArchaeoBus •ArchaeoBus News •Awards •Joseph R. Caldwell Award •Online news •Summer 2014 issue •The Profile
Read on for exciting news from SGA President Tammy Herron. Abby the ArchaeoBus, Frankie Snow, and the SGA were all honored at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) is proud to offer this year’s Georgia Archaeology Month poster showcasing the theme Site Destruction: Pieces of Our Past Lost Forever—and May is Archaeology Month in Georgia. Download the poster by clicking here. Read on to learn more about Archaeology Month and the Spring 2014 meeting of the SGA.
The 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!
SGA 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!
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.
On 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.
Undergraduate 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.
Archaeologists 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.
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.
Frontiers 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.
Georgia’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!