Host an Archaeology Month event

Submitted by Pamela Baughman (sgasecretary@thesga.org)

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For the 20th year, SGA is coordinating Georgia Archaeology Month, a statewide promotion held each May that encourages the public to learn about the archaeological resources present in our state and creates awareness about the importance of protecting Georgia’s archaeological heritage. Your help is needed to plan the activities that will be the basis of our Calendar of Events. Possible activities include site tours, workshops, excavations for the public, open houses at museums or laboratories, exhibits, and lectures.

Please join in and help celebrate Georgia Archaeology Month 2013. Your event will be included in the Calendar of Events brochure, which will be distributed statewide as well as posted on this website. This year’s Archaeology Month theme is “Digging and Diving into the Past: Celebrating 20 Years of Georgia Archaeology Awareness.” Please respond by March 29, 2013.

Hold an event! Join in the Fun!

Here are some suggestions for local host organizations:

Libraries—create window or lobby displays that highlight books, journals, and magazines about archaeology; partner with an archaeologist to develop special student or seniors’ programs; host lectures.

Museums—develop special exhibits or let us promote your existing archaeological displays; host lectures; host living history events.

Historical and Archaeological Societies—host lectures or exhibits; work with local archaeologists to provide hands-on experiences; encourage members to visit archaeological sites and exhibits during the month.

Colleges and Universities—encourage faculty to join in special community programs; promote archaeology curricula and field research of faculty; if appropriate, develop exhibits for student activity centers, libraries, and other public spaces.

Professional Archaeologists—present a talk to the public; sponsor an open house.

Help us publicize Georgia archaeology by sponsoring an event. Tell us about your event by March 29, 2013. Submit information online using the form below, OR download a PDF by clicking here (do just one—both request the same information; no need to do both). For a PDF version of this story, click here.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email Pamela Baughman by by clicking here.

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