Dr. Tucker becomes State Archaeologist

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

Bryan Tucker GA State Archaeo

On 11 April 2012, the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced that Georgia has a new State Archaeologist, Dr. Bryan Tucker. Dr. Tucker succeeds Dr. David Crass, who is now Director of HPD. As the HPD’s press release notes:

The State Archaeologist (SA) has wide-ranging responsibilities under state code. These include managing critical publicly-owned archaeological sites to insure their survival for future generations, directing research by universities on public lands to inform those management decisions, and developing interpretive and other materials to communicate to Georgians the importance of their publicly-owned resources.

The SGA congratulates Dr. Tucker on his new position.