May is Georgia Archaeology Month!

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2012 ArchaeoMo Proclamation signing

Pictured with the Governor left to right: Dylan Woodliff representing Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc.; Leslie Perry – SGA Board Member; Deputy DNR Commissioner Homer Bryson; Elizabeth Shirk of the DNR – Historic Preservation Division and Past President of the SGA; Joe Joseph representing New South Associates; Catherine Long – President of the SGA and representing the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center; Tammy Herron – Vice President of the SGA and representing the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program; Pamela Baughman – Secretary of the SGA, President of the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists, and representing the Georgia Department of Transportation; State Archaeologist Bryan Tucker of the DNR – Historic Preservation Division; DNR Commissioner Mark Williams; and Alana Hise representing Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology’s nineteenth annual Georgia Archaeology Awareness promotion, Archaeology Month 2012, has as its theme Commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Our request for a proclamation designating May as Georgia Archaeology Month was received and acknowledged by the Governor’s office. Past and present SGA board members, representatives from Georgia’s archaeological community, and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) attended the proclamation signing by Governor Nathan Deal on the morning of Wednesday May 2nd at the Capitol in Atlanta.

Click here to access a PDF of the Proclamation.

Read all stories on this website about Archaeology Month 2012 here. SGA’s Spring Meeting is in conjunction with Archaeology Month 2012, and is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th, at the state-of-the art Student Center at Georgia Gwinnett College (see map below).

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