Fall Meeting Report, 2009

Submitted by Catherine Long (Catherine.Long@gwinnettcounty.com)

The SGA Fall Meeting was held at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center on Saturday, October 17th in Buford, Georgia. A great panel of presenters enlightened avocational and professional archaeologists on their latest work. Topics included the Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War, Georgia stoneware, Mississippian period settlement, the battle of Autosee and its historical image, the Asbury Manual Training School for the Creek, historic cemeteries in Georgia, and investigating ceramics on a southern plantation.

Georgia State University students brought poster presentations from their field work with Dennis Blanton over the summer in South Georgia.

The Business Meeting included updates from the Board Meeting held the day before. The biggest announcement is the need for a new Secretary to serve on the Society for Georgia Archaeology Board; we also need to identify a new editor for The Profile. Please submit your suggestions to the President. An important decision regarding future publication format for The Profile must be made; we need to decide if it should continue in its current form—published exclusively in an electronic form available on the website—if it should revert to a printed and mailed publication, or if its content can be absorbed into website updates in lieu of a newsletter document. The Board is seeking your input on this decision; please contact SGA’s President Dennis Blanton to provide your recommendation.

Check back on the website as plans are rapidly progressing for Archaeology Month and the Spring Meeting scheduled for May 2010! We hope to see you there.

sga_logo_cu The SGA Fall Meeting was held at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center on Saturday, October 17th in Buford, with a great panel of presentations. During the Business Meeting, members learned the SGA is seeking volunteers for two important positions: Society Secretary and Editor of The Profile. Please read the full story and let President Dennis Blanton know your thoughts regarding The Profile publication—web only versus a “dead-tree” version.