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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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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 […]

2018 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 […]

2018 SpringMeetings

The SGA Spring 2018 Meeting Announcement and Registration

The SGA Spring Meeting will be held on May 18 (Friday) and May 19 (Saturday), 2018, in Milledgeville, GA. We have planned an exciting schedule and registration is now open online at https://squareup.com/store/the-society-for-georgia-archaeology. Friday evening we will enjoy a lecture from keynote speaker Dr. Bob Wilson. Dr. Wilson is a historian and professor emeritus at […]

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society Newsletter- April 2018

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society has recently released its April newsletter- Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin Vol VII, Issue 4. The newsletter contains information about the addition of the Georgia Northeast Freeway Branch and its recent listing to the National Register of Historic Places.   Also included in this month’s newsletter is a recap of the recent Lithic […]

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Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) Meeting Announcement for April 17, 2018

The next GARS meeting will be on Tuesday, April 17 20 at the Fort Daniel Meeting Room beginning at 7pm at Fort Daniel Archaeological Site (2505 Braselton Hwy, Buford, GA). Guest speaker Sarah Love from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division will be presenting on the economic impacts of historic preservation. Sarah […]

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B.R.A.G Meeting Announcement for April 10, 2018

Dr. David Patterson of the Biology Department at the University of North Georgia will speak to the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:00 pm.  His topic will be “Human and animal adaptation in dynamic ecosystems: case studies from the fossil record of Africa and coastal Georgia.”    For much of our […]

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Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society-April 2018

The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society has recently released its April newsletter- Atlanta Antiquities Vol. 6, No. 4. The newsletter contains information about the March guest speaker, Steven Scurry, who will present on The Oconee War––Defending the Beloved Land: Borderland Warfare in Georgia History 1783 – 1796.   Also included in this month’s newsletter is information on […]

Maria Almodovar Obituary- Georgia Archaeologist and Friend

Maria (Marilyn) Almodovar September 9, 1949 – February 14, 2018 Maria (Marilyn) Almodovar passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, due to dementia-related complications.  Two of her closest friends were at her bedside near Aiken, South Carolina where she had been under hospice care. She was 68. Maria was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in 1949, the […]

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Abby the ArchaeBus Enters the University of South Carolina

March 8, 2018 Dear Diary, I had SUCH an exciting Saturday two weekends ago in Columbia, South Carolina I can hardly wait to tell you all about it! First, I got to travel to another state, adding a third state to my resume of Georgia and Florida. Two of my New South handlers, Jenna Pirtle […]

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Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society Newsletter- March 2018

The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society has recently released its March newsletter- Atlanta Antiquities Vol. 6, No. 3. The newsletter contains information about the March guest speakers, graduate students from Georgia State University who will be talking about their research. Benjamin J. Schaefer, Breidy Ivan, and Jessica M. Moss. Both Ben and Breidy specialize in biological archaeology, […]

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B.R.A.G Meeting Announcement for February 14, 2018

Archaeologist Steven Hammock will speak to the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild (B.R.A.G.) on Wednesday, February 14 at 6:00 pm at the Dahlonega Parks and Recreation Building. His topic is “Creek Rising: Ethnogenesis in Middle Georgia’s Ocmulgee River Valley,” ethnohistory and archaeology of the Historic Creek Indians in the 16th and 17th centuries. Macon native Stephen […]

Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society Newsletter- February 2018

The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society has recently released its February newsletter- Atlanta Antiquities Vol. 6, No. 2 The newsletter contains information about the February guest speaker, Dr. David Noble, who will present on Kettle Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield.   Also included in this month’s newsletter is a short recap on an article on Clovis culture in Ohio. […]

Augusta Archaeological Society Upcoming Lecture!

Augusta Archaeological Society has an exciting FREE upcoming lecture by John Ladson- “A Glimpse into Paleo Man and Mega Fauna in Florida”: The Page-Ladson Site at the Augusta Museum of History. Lecture will cover interesting aspects of Pre-Clovis artifacts, Pleistocene fossils, and underwater archaeology. Date: February 8, 2018 Time:6:30pm Where: Augusta Museum of History 560 […]

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December 21, 2017

Dear Diary, OK, Diary, here is your fall riddle… What has 7,700 people, snakes, cannons, hamburgers, fish, art, 18th century colonists, kayaks, hawks, free things, AND archaeology? You are right, it is CoastFest! Now that fall is drawing to a close, it’s the perfect time to tell you about one of my favorite fall events. […]

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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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Ocmulgee Archaeological Society (OAS) Meeting Announcement- Monday, November 6, 2017

The next Ocmulgee Archaeological Society (OAS) meeting will Monday, November 6th at 6:30 pm in Room 202 of the Mercer University Science and Engineering building located at 1550 College Street on the Macon campus of Mercer University. For directions check out the map on our website at http://oasgroup.wix.com/archaeology and note that we are meeting in room 202. Archaeologist James D’Angelo will […]

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NW Georgia Archaeology Society Fall Meeting and Free Lecture- “The Post DeSoto Apocalypse in Northwest Georgia “

The Fall meeting of the NW Georgia Archaeology Society meeting will be held in conjunction with a FREE and first-come, first-serve lecture by Jim Langford at  the Etowah Valley Historical Society on November 9th at 6:00 pm. Title: “The Post-DeSoto Apocalypse in Northwest Georgia” or  “When the World Came Crashing Down, Part II” Jim Langford returns […]

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B.R.A.G. meeting announcement for October 11th in Dahlonega

The Blue Ridge Archaeological Guild (B.R.A.G) is a SGA chapter in north Georgia. Their next meeting will be at 6:00 At the Dahlonega Parks and Recreation Building at 365 Riley Rd. The guest speaker for the evening will be archaeologist Dan Lowery. He will discuss his on-going research into the location of Fort Buffington, near […]

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The SGA Fall 2017 Meeting Announcement and Registration

The SGA 2017 Fall Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 14 in Lawrenceville. Come see papers on recent work in Georgia by SGA Chapters, members, CRM professionals, and academic and student archaeologists! The meeting starts at 8:30 at the Gwinnett Technical College, located at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043.Click here for event and registration details!

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2017 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 2017. These research grants are competitive awards given to support undergraduate and graduate student research that focuses on the archaeology of Georgia. This is the third year of these awards. […]

Call for Short Reports for the Fall 2017 volume of Early Georgia

The Society for Georgia Archaeology is looking for Short Reports for the Fall 2017 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 […]

2017 Archaeology Month Proclamation

On Thursday, May 25, 2017 SGA members Bryan Tucker, Kate Deeley, Laura Kate Schnitzer, and Mary Trudeau met with Governor Nathan Deal for the signing of the proclamation declaring May as Archaeology Month in Georgia. Left to Right: Bryan Tucker, Kate Deeley, Governor Deal, Laura Kate Schnitzer, and Mary Trudeau Click here to download a PDF of […]

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Get Your Copy of the 2017 Lesson Plan

The Society for Georgia Archaeology proudly presents the 2017 Lesson Plan. It is the twentieth 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 chosen […]

2017 Archaeology Month Poster

May is Archaeology Month in Georgia! The theme of both Archaeology Month and of the Spring Meeting is “Raised from the Depths: The Archaeology of the Civil War in Georgia.” The meeting in Savannah will focus on the Civil War in Georgia and will spotlight the recent raising of the CSS Georgia and ongoing preservation […]

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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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!

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!