The SGA Spring Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Valdosta as part of 2015 Archaeology Month celebrations. The theme for this year’s Archaeology Month is “Native Shore, European Waves: Contact Archaeology in Georgia.” We will meet at the Lowndes County Historical Society, 305 West Central Avenue, in downtown Valdosta.
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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Georgia’s U.S. House Representatives Sanford Bishop and Austin Scott have re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would create Georgia’s first National Historic Park. The legislation would provide for the redesignation, boundary expansion, and a special resource study. The 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.
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 2015. This Deadline for application is September 1, 2015. Details in the full story.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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!