Advanced metal detecting class offered

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Building on the success of their first course offering in Charleston, SC in August 2012, Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist (AMDA) and the continuing professional education program of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) are proud to announce that the second AMDA course offering will be April, 19–21, 2013, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The local sponsors this year are the Corless family, the caretakers of the site since 1932. Students can earn either 16 (two-day) or 24 (three-day) RPA continuing education credits.

The tuition is $250.00 (16 credits) or $350.00 (24 credits). Seven instructors and additional industry representatives will be present, and we have room for 30 students. The April course will take place at the Troup Factory complex (1829-1902), which includes the archaeological remains of a large textile mill, a mill village, a dam and raceway, cemeteries, a farmstead, tenant houses, and even a whiskey still. The training will consist of one full day of lectures on best practices for metal detecting for the professional archaeologist, and one or two full days of practical field instruction.

As a bonus, on Friday evening, Forest Clark Johnson III will speak on the history of the Troup Factory and village, and on Saturday, Dr. Douglas Scott (father of modern military archaeology) will talk about his approaches to Conflict Archaeology.

The site is conveniently located less than an hour south of the Atlanta airport off of State Highway 27. The lecture will be held at the Pine Mountain Club Chalets; they also offer affordable cabin rentals for individuals or groups. Course tuition includes catered lunches each day, snacks, and drinks.

For more information please email Chris Espenshade by clicking here or Patrick Severts clicking here or call Mr. Severts at (770) 596-4734.

For further information and registration, click here. Mail completed form and check to: New South Associates, 6150 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083. Completed registration forms and checks must be received by March 15, 2013.

A downloadable PDF version of this announcement is available by clicking here.

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