AAS February meeting speaker: Scot Keith

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky (vegotsky@earthlink.net)

SGA member Allen Vegotsky writes on behalf of the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society:

I am very pleased to announce that the next presentation the the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society (GAAS) will be given by Scot Keith. He will tell us about “The Leake Site: History and Future of a Prehistoric Ceremonial Center in Northwest Georgia”. The Leake Site is located along the Etowah River near Cartersville, Georgia, and it represents a significant prehistoric mound center. The primary occupation of the site dates to the Middle Woodland period, during which at least three earthen mounds and a large ditch enclosure were constructed. During this period, the site was a gateway city that linked the Southeast and the Midwest regions, functioning as a ceremonial center for peoples from throughout the Eastern U.S. With the exception of portions owned and protected by Bartow County and Cartersville, the significant archaeological deposits at Leake are in jeopardy of being lost to development. In an effort to raise awareness of this significant historic resource, the site was recently listed on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Places in Peril for 2010.

Learn more about the Leake Site and its significance at the next GAAS meeting. The presentation is scheduled for 7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 9th. It will be given at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Clifton Road, just north of Ponce de Leon). Prior to the meeting, there will be a “Show and Tell” of artifacts related chronologically to the Leake Site. Hope to see you there.

Read more about the Leake Site on this website by clicking here, or by clicking on the tag for the Leake site in the tag cloud to the right.

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