Meetings and activities

Submitted by Augusta Archaeological Society

Dr. Al Goodyear of the University of South Carolina was the featured speaker at our October 11 meeting at Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que on Washington Road. Dr. Goodyear gave an update of work at the Topper site and a review of the latest concepts in Paleo Indian studies, including the 11,900 YBP comet theory and the evidence of Redstone points. Dr. Goodyear presented Augusta chapter member Danny Greenway with an award in honor of his contributions and support of Paleo Indian research.

Chris Murphy, Tammy Forehand, and John Whatley attended the SGA board meeting on October 12th.

Jill Nazarete continued her volunteer work at the Savannah River Archaeological Research laboratory.

John Whatley worked with Robert Moon at the Beech Island archaeology day and led a discussion on Georgia projectile points at the University of Georgia’s Rock Eagle facility. John worked with the Ocmulgee chapter of SGA on artifact identification days at the McIntosh house at Indian Springs on October 27th and the Pine Ridge School in Old Clinton on November 17th.

The projectile point handout used for our artifact identification days is being expanded to include pottery types. Our annual holiday party will be held Thursday night December 13th at the home of Audrey and Paul Mahoney.