GAAS January meeting scheduled

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky (

GAAS member Allen Vegotsky keeps the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the SGA and all of us current on meeting information….

Happy New Year! Have you ever thought about all the ways that people are researching and contributing to historic preservation? How about GIS? Our next meeting will relate to GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and how this technology involving factors like urban expansion and population growth is impacting archaeological sites and enable scholars to project into the future.

Our presenters are Jack Tyler and Terry Jackson who are using GIS to track the loss of archaeological sites and to develop plans for conservation of remaining sites. Their combined academic and research backgrounds include anthropology, archaeology, geology, historic preservation, educational policy, and more. The title of their illustrated power point presentation is Community Planning, GIS, and Conservation Archaeology. Come to the GAAS meeting next Tuesday, Jan 10th, and find out how research done by Jack and Terry is helping to drive planning for the Atlanta environment of years to come.

The talk will begin at approximately 7:30 PM next Tuesday, January 10th, 2012. It will be held at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History on Clifton Road, just north of Ponce de Leon. There will be a pre-meeting dinner at 5:30 PM with one or both speakers at Los Loros restaurant (Clairmont Rd., just south of N. Decatur Road). If you would like to join the group, please let me know by email or phone (678) 684-3622.

May I also remind members, former members, and prospective members that dues to support our newsletter and activities would be appreciated. Questions may be directed to our Treasurer, Carol Reed, via email here or phone (770) 439-1502.

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