Archaeological events of interest this week!

The Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild will meet Wednesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the United Community Bank Building on Morrison Moore Parkway in Dahlonega. Their meeting will feature Russ Wright who will give an illustrated talk on the “Glass Site”, a site located southeast of Macon with potential evidence the area was visited by Hernando de Soto’s expedition in 1540.

The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society will meet Tuesday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Their meeting will feature Dr. Jim D’Angelo who will give a presentation on Göbekli Tepe, a site in Turkey dating to the 10th – 8th centuries B.C. which is one of the oldest known temple structures known.

The Fort Daniel Foundation and Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gwinnett Administrative and Justice Center. This meeting will feature a talk by Scott Butler who will give a talk on research on the War of 1812’s Point Peter Battery, a site in Camden County, Georgia.

Finally, the Atlanta History Center has free admission this weekend, January 17-19. All History Center exhibitions, interactive experiences and explorations at Smith Family Farm and Swan House, and 22 acres Goizueta gardens are included.