Waring Lab welcomes new Director

Submitted by Ray Crook (rcrook@westga.edu)

w_ga_logoThe Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory at the University of West Georgia (UWG) has a new Director. Concluding a nationwide search, Dr. H. Thomas Foster, II will join the Anthropology faculty at UWG and assume administrative responsibility for the Waring Laboratory on July 1, 2008. A familiar face in Georgia archaeology, Thomas received his B.A. from Georgia State University, his M.A. from the University of Georgia, and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2001 from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to coming to the Waring Lab, Dr. Foster has held positions at Northern Kentucky University, BHE Environmental, and Pan-American Consultants. His current paleoenvironmental research—The Apalachicola Ecosystems Project—continues his interest in understanding how the eighteenth-century Creek Indians of Georgia and Alabama adapted within the colonial frontier. As part of this project, Thomas will continue as a Guest Curator at the Columbus Museum. Students, laboratory staff, and the faculty at UWG look forward to the arrival of Dr. Foster. I’m sure he will find a comfortable home at the Waring Lab and will contribute in many ways to its continuing success as an archaeological research and curation facility.