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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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Call for student papers or posters, Fall 2015 SGA meeting

The SGA is soliciting papers for the fall meeting to be held in Gwinnett County on October 17, 2015. All presenters and topics are welcome. This meeting is especially geared toward recent archaeological research being carried out by college students. Please submit your abstracts by October 5. Read the full post for more information by clicking here.

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Ocmulgee Expansion Effort Update

SGA_logo_web_100 US Senator Johnny Isakson introduced Senate Bill 1636 – Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park Boundary Revision Act of 2015 in June of this year. 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.

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Fall 2015 Meeting Information

The SGA Fall Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Gwinnett County. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 7th Annual Frontier Faire at the Fort Daniel Monument, in Hog Mountain, Georgia, near Buford Georgia, 30519.

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Get your copy of the 2015 Lesson Plan!

The Society for Georgia Archaeology proudly presents the 2015 lesson plan Native Shores, European Waves: Contact Archaeology in Georgia. It is the eighteenth 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. Learn more about how Georgia archaeology teaches us about the ramifications of historical encounters between European and Native American societies hundreds of years ago!

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Download the digital version of the 2015 Georgia Archaeology Month poster

sga_2015_poster_thumbThe Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) is proud to offer this year’s Georgia Archaeology Month poster showcasing the theme Native Shores, European Waves: Contact Archaeology in Georgia—and May is Archaeology Month in Georgia. Download the poster by clicking here. Read on to learn more about the Spring 2015 meeting of the SGA.

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Graham Creek Paleoindian Inventory Report available online

In 1979, Mr. Lee Thomas surface collected 86 probable Paleoindian bifaces and tools from a plowed field near the Oostanaula River in Gordon County, Georgia. Known as the Graham Creek (9GO32) site, it was initially assigned a Woodland period date. In 2013 Mr. Thomas contacted David Anderson (PIDBA, Paleoindian Database of the Americas) for assistance […]

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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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2015 Georgia Student Archaeological Research Grants Offered

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.

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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!