Archaeology cut from House budget

dialing_queryLate on the afternoon of March 24, Georgians for Preservation Action, a group that works in partnership with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, circulated an email reporting that the Georgia House budget for SFY 2010 cuts over $279,000 in funding for the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, effectively gutting the state’s archaeology program. Read more about this situation on the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists’ website here.

UPDATE: On March 26th, Georgians for Preservation Action sent an email saying they couldn’t determine why HPD’s archaeology program had been targeted for the extensive budget cuts by the House. We urge you to visit the GCPA website for more information.