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Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild

BRAG meeting talk featuring Göbekli Tepe

sga_logo_cuThe Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild will meet Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m., at the United Community Bank Building on Morrison Moore Parkway (Hwy 52), Dahlonega. Archaeologist Dr. James D’Angelo will speak about the nearly 12,000 year old temple at Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, which he recently visited.

Take Action: Ocmulgee Expansion Vote Set for November 10th

SGA_logo_web_100 With your help, Ocmulgee National Monument could become much larger in just one week. If you attended SGA’s Spring and Fall 2014 meetings or live anywhere near Macon, you know this story has been a hot topic this year. Ocmulgee National Monument, located just outside of Macon, is a park dedicated to protecting and educating the public about its wealth of natural and cultural resources and is famous for the Mississippian mound sites on its grounds.

Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild

BRAG meeting to focus on Bartram’s travels

sga_logo_cuThe 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.

Online newsThe Profile

Fall 2014 President’s Message

SGA_logo_web_100 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.

2014 FallMeetingsOnline newsOnline news and research

SGA Fall 2014 Meeting Schedule Now Available

sga_logo_cuThe 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.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research SocietyOnline news

Fort Daniel volunteers honored

GARS_logo_CUOn 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.

Greater Atlanta Archaeological SocietyOnline news

The September issue of the GAAS newsletter is now available

GAAS_logo_100The latest edition of the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society (GAAS) newsletter, Atlanta Antiquity, is now available. Access a copy by clicking here.

Georgia archaeology resourcesLesson plansTeacher/Student

2014 lesson plan on site destruction now available

site_destr_smallThe 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!

Online newsSGA notices online

Save the date: 2014 Fall Meeting of the SGA

SGA_logo_web_100Save 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.

AwardsOnline newsSocial Studies Fair awards

Archaeology at the State Social Science Fair

aztec_social_studies_smallIn 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.

Online newsSummer 2014 issueThe Profile

Summer 2014 issue of The Profile now available

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.

Chapter NewsGwinnett Archaeological Research Society

Mark your calendars for the Sixth Annual Frontier Faire

GARS_logo_CUThe 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.

President's messageSummer 2014 issueThe Profile

Summer 2014 President’s Message

SGA_logo_web_100The 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.

Early GeorgiaSummer 2014 issueThe Profile

Update from the editor of Early Georgia

Early_Georgia_logo_B_W_100_high.jpgGreetings 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!

Abby's diaryArchaeoBus News

June 18th, 2014

ArchaeoBus diary 2014 06 16 07 CU…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.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

June 2014 Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin now available

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.

Online newsSummer 2014 issueThe Profile

Georgia Archives expands hours of operation

SGA_logo_web_100The 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.

SGA notices onlineSouth Georgia Archaeological Research Team

2014 SOGART symposium call for papers—UPDATED

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.

Abby's diaryArchaeoBus News

May 23rd, 2014

ArchaeoBus diary 2014 05 23 01CU…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus visits Senoia, meeting children and adults from Georgia…and a group that came from Newberry, South Carolina, too!

Online newsSummer 2014 issueThe Profile

Digging Savannah iPhone app now available in iTunes

digging_sav_logo_smallThe 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.

AnnouncementsThe Profile

Spring 2014 issue of The Profile now available

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.

ArchaeoBusArchaeoBus NewsAwardsJoseph R. Caldwell AwardOnline newsSummer 2014 issueThe Profile

Abby the ArchaeoBus, Frankie Snow, and the SGA honored by the SAA

sga_logo_cuRead 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.

2014 Archaeology MonthArchaeology MonthOnline newsSummer 2014 issueThe Profile

Download the digital version of the 2014 Georgia Archaeology Month poster

sga_2014_poster_thumbThe 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.

Online newsPresident's messageSGA notices onlineSpring 2014 issueThe Profile

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!

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!

SGA notices onlineSpring 2014 issueThe Profile

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.

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.

Book notesFrontiers in the SoilTeacher/Student

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.

ArchaeoBusInformation for teachersSGA notices onlineTeacher/Student

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!