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2019 SpringMeetings

2019 SGA Spring Meeting Information

Heritage Under the Waters: the Archaeology of Georgia’s Reservoirs Spring Meeting 2019 The SGA Spring Meeting will be held on May 18th (Saturday), 2019 in Athens, GA at the University of Georgia’s Laboratory of Archaeology. We have planned an exciting schedule!  Our theme this May is “Heritage Under the Waters: the Archaeology of Georgia’s Reservoirs”. […]

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2019 Archaeology Month Events

Join us as we celebrate Georgia Archaeology Month throughout the month of May! 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!  Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site and Fort Hawkins will host artifact identification days along with other […]

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society’s Newsletter- April

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society’s April newsletter is ready! You can download it here or download from the GARS Web site.

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Gwinnett Archaeological Society Meeting-April 16, 2019

The next GARS meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16 at Fort Daniel beginning at 7pm.  Guest speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Glover, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Georgia State University. Light refreshments will be served. Meeting is opened to the public!

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Abby Visits Carnesville, Georgia

I had my first event for Spring 2019 on March 25th in Carnesville, Georgia. I had a great time sharing archaeology with students at Franklin County High School. Abby and Franklin County High School Students   Franklin County High School Students learning about archaeology

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society’s Newsletter-March

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society’s March newsletter is ready! You can download it here or download from the GARS Web site.

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society Meeting- March 19, 2019

The next GARS meeting will be on Tuesday, March 19 at Fort Daniel beginning at 7pm.  Guest speaker Dr. Jera Davis, Archaeologist from New South Associates, will be presenting “Stairway to Heaven: Iconography, Afterlife, and Landscape at the Moundville Site.” Light refreshments will be served. Meeting is opened to the public!

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society Meeting- February 19, 2019

The next GARS meeting will be on Tuesday, February 19 at Fort Daniel beginning at 7pm. Guest speaker Dr. Kate Deeley, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Georgia Gwinnett College, will be speaking on the recent archaeological investigation at the William Harris Homestead. Light refreshments will be served. Meeting is open to the public!

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society Newsletter-February

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society’s February newsletter is ready! You can download it here or download from the GARS Web site.  

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society Newsletter-January

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society’s January newsletter is ready! You can download it here or download from the GARS Web site.  

2018 Student Research Grant Winners

The Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA), Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists (GCPA), and Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR)are excited to announce our 2018 undergraduate student research grant winners! Gary Owenby (KSU) A Petroglyphic Analysis of Swift Creek Pottery from the Chattahoochee River Valley The purpose of this project is to conduct petroglyphic analysis on […]

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Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild Meeting- December 12, 2018!

The December meeting of the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild (BRAG) will be a social hour and brainstorming session.  Anyone interested in Archaeology, locally or worldwide, is cordially invited.  The meeting will be at 6:00 pm in the Dahlonega Parks and Recreation Building on Riley Road, Wednesday, December 12th. Instead of a regular guest speaker program, […]

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Thanks to SGA Board Members

SGA President, Tom Lewis, recently recognized the service of several SGA board members who tirelessly worked this past year. Congratulations to Lori Thompson, Amanda Roberts Thompson, Kate Deeley. Jenna Tran, and Brian Greer! SGA Secretary, Lori Thompson accepting award from President Tom Lewis SGA Early Georgia Editor, Kate Deeley SGA Abby the ArchaeoBus Coordinator, Jenna […]

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Abby and SEAC 2018

Dear Diary, I am now rested from my recent, exciting visit to the second largest city in Georgia! Yep, that would be Augusta, Georgia, located just across the Savannah River from South Carolina. As it was my first visit to Augusta, I was happy to learn more about it. Did you know, Diary, that Augusta […]

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society Newsletter-December

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society’s December newsletter is ready! You can download it here or download from the GARS Web site.

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society Meeting- November 13, 2018

The next GARS meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13 at Fort Daniel beginning at 7pm. GARS President Delana Gilmore will be speaking on “The Cherokee and Thanksgiving.” Refreshments made from Cherokee recipes will be served. Open to the public!

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Native American Heritage Celebration- Saturday, November 10, 2018

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Fort Daniel by attending a hands-on and entertaining program on Saturday, November 10! Discover Native American culture and its history through public archaeology, demonstrations, and stories. Hear from local storyteller Barry Stewart Mann, and see primitive tools demonstrations from Scott Jones. This program is perfect for families and Boy […]

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society Newsletter- November 2018

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society’s November newsletter is ready! You can download it here or download from the GARS Web site.

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 […]

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Ocmulgee Archaeological Society Meeting- November 5th!

The next Ocmulgee Archaeological Society (OAS) meeting will be November 5th at 6:30 pm in Room 215 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 http:oasgroup.wix.com/archaeology but again note that we are […]

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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 […]

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Call for Short Reports for the 2019 volume of Early Georgia

The Society for Georgia Archaeology is looking for Short Reports for the Fall 2019 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 […]

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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!

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!

A complete listing of past issues, their content, availability, and an order form can be found on the back issues page. But perhaps the particular issue you’re looking for is Sold Out? When copies are sold out and available for download, links are provided in the archive listing. Please note that the files are large […]

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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!