Host an Event for Georgia Archaeology Month May 2010

Submitted by Pamela Baughman (pbaughman@dot.ga.gov)

For the 17th year, the SGA is coordinating Georgia Archaeology Month, a statewide promotion that encourages the public to learn about the archaeological resources present in our state and creates awareness about the importance of protecting Georgia’s archaeological heritage. Your help is needed to plan the activities that will be the basis of our Calendar of Events. Possible activities are site tours, workshops, excavations for the public, open houses at museums or laboratories, exhibits, and lectures.

Please join in and help celebrate Georgia Archaeology Month 2010. Your event will be included in the Calendar of Events brochure, which will be distributed statewide as well as posted on this website. The theme for this year’s Archaeology Month is Making the Past Come to Life! Exploring Ancient Techniques and will focus on living history, experimental archaeology, and primitive technology.

Hold an event! Join in the Fun!

Here are some suggestions for local host organizations:

Libraries – create window or lobby displays that highlight books, journals, and magazines on archaeology; develop with archaeologists special student or seniors’ programs; host lectures

Museums – develop special exhibits or let us promote your existing archaeological displays; host lecture.

Historical and Archaeological Societies – host lectures or exhibits; work with local archaeologists to provide hands-on experiences; encourage members to visit archaeological sites and exhibits during the month.

Colleges and Universities – encourage faculty to join in special community programs; promote archaeology curricula and field research of faculty; if appropriate, develop exhibits for student activity centers, libraries, and other public spaces.

Professional archaeologists – present a talk to the public; sponsor an open house.

Help us publicize Georgia archaeology by sponsoring an event. Please respond by March 5, 2010 using this event form to ensure that your activity is included in our Calendar of Events brochure.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Pamela Baughman at work or home.