Read Archaeology Month 2010 Events Brochure

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

The ArchaeoBus at CoastFest 2009.

The SGA proudly presents a brochure listing Archaeology Month events scheduled for around the state. This year, 2010, is Georgia’s seventeenth Archaeology Month!

The theme of this year’s Archaeology Month is “Making the Past Come to Life! Exploring Ancient Techniques.”

Scheduled events include open houses at laboratories, speakers, archaeology day at several locations around the state, and the 2nd Annual Fort Daniel Frontier Faire.

For SGA members, the highlight of Archaeology Month 2010 may well be the SGA’s own meeting on Saturday, May 15th at The Parks at Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road, just outside of Albany. At our meeting you can visit

    a kid’s area with hands-on activities
    and tour the ArchaeoBus, SGA’s travelling emissary
    live demonstrations by modern-day craftsmen who will show you skills much like our ancestors’, who will demonstrate flintknapping, burn and scrape woodworking, basket and pottery making, fire by friction, edible/medicinal plants, and many other fascinating skills.

Read more about the SGA spring meeting here.

Ongoing events throughout the month include a new De Soto exhibit at Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta in May 2010 (admission fees). The exhibit features the findings of Fernbank Museum’s ongoing archaeological explorations along the lower Ocmulgee River. Artifacts and other information highlights the unexpected discovery of early Spanish artifacts, dating before 1550, that quite possibly are associated with Hernando de Soto’s trek across Georgia in 1540.

Also, the Screven County Library (106 South Community Drive, Sylvania) is hosting an exhibit celebrating Archaeology Month for the whole month of May, 2010. The exhibit will highlight the Society for Georgia Archaeology and its vision, and display artifacts, book titles, and information regarding local archaeological sites.

Click here to access the brochure in PDF format. You can also click here to view the SGA’s online calendar, which lists the daily events, but not the ongoing events.