SGA Spring 2014 meeting schedule now available

SGA_logo_web_100The SGA invites you to join us for the 2014 Spring Meeting to be held on Saturday, May 10th in the Lakeside Ballroom at Red Top Mountain State Park located at 50 Lodge Road, Cartersville, GA 30121. The theme for Archaeology Month and this year’s Spring Meeting is Site Destruction: Pieces of Our Past Lost Forever.

The schedule for the Spring 2014 meeting of the Society for Georgia Archaeology is now available. Access a printable PDF of the presentation abstracts by clicking here. The itinerary for the day includes a morning of excellent papers and a discussion period, followed by lunch and a special tour of Etowah Mounds State Historic Site led by Dr. Adam King.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Registration fees are $10 for SGA members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for students. Pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register, submit a completed registration form, which you may download by clicking here. On-site registration will be available; however, box lunches must be pre-ordered (e.g., Subway sandwich, chips, cookie, and a drink). Attendees to all SGA activities are expected to register (including if you just attend afternoon events).

A summary of lodging options in Cartersville is listed below. For more information regarding lodging, click here. Although all of the cabins at Red Top Mountain State Park are booked, there may still be campsites available if anyone is would prefer to camp. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Roberts by calling 770.333.9484 ext. 163 or Tammy Herron at 706.831.3169.

NOTE: The Lakeside Ballroom is located in the same building as the Park Office, so follow the signs to the office.

Spring 2014 Meeting Schedule

8:30 Registration Opens

9:00 Introduction and Welcome

9:10 The Leake Site Complex: A Local Example of the Successes and Failures of Site Preservation
Scot Keith, New South Associates, Inc.

9:30 Forsyth County Cemeteries—Vandalization and Restoration
Jimmy McConnell, Historical Society of Forsyth County

9:50 The Nash Farm Battlefield—Preservation and Collaboration
William Dodd and Mark Pollard, Nash Farm Battlefield/GHARG

10:10 BREAK

10:20 Georgia DNR Resource Protection and Law Enforcement
RFC Jeff Billips, Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division, Region III

10:40 Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Restitution at the Looted Gertrude Site
Tom Gresham, Southeastern Archeological Services, Inc.

11:00 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Resource Protection
Anthony Winegar, Chief Park Ranger Kennesaw Mountain NBP

11:20 The Effects of Reenactments on Historic Battlefields: A Pilot Study from McLemore Cove, Georgia
Jennifer Weber, Bryan Tucker, Aimee Bouzigard and Patrick H. Severts
Georgia DNR Historic Preservation Division and New South Associates

11:40 Explanation of Intended Plan of Action

11:45 Open Forum on Issues Stemming from Differential Perspectives

12:00 SGA Business Meeting

12:30-1:45 LUNCH

2:00-5:00 Tour of Etowah

Lodging Options in Cartersville


Motel 6 Cartersville (~$45) 5657 Georgia 20, Cartersville, GA 30121
Americas Best Value Inn (~$55) 26 Georgia 20 Spur, Cartersville, GA 30121

Red Roof Inn (~$60) 28 Georgia 20 Spur, Cartersville, GA 30121
Days Inn Cartersville (~$70) 5618 Highway 20 Southeast Cartersville, GA 30120
Country Inn & Suites (~$80) 43 Georgia 20 Spur, Cartersville, GA 30121

Fairfield Inn & Suites (~$100-130) 20 Canyon Parkway, Cartersville, GA 30120
Hilton Garden Inn (~$100-130) 24 Liberty Drive, Cartersville, GA 30121

Lake Allatoona Inn (~$130-150) 632 Old Allatoona Road, Cartersville, GA 30121