SGA Fall 2016 Meeting

Archaeology in Action: The Latest in Georgia Archaeology, a symposium at the 73rd Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) Meeting

In lieu of our annual Autumn meeting, the Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) will be hosting a symposium at the 73rd Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) Meeting in Athens, GA October 26-29, 2016. The session will conclude with a brief SGA meeting.

Please join us for:

Archaeology in Action: The Latest in Georgia Archaeology

  Hosted by

The Society for Georgia Archaeology

The Classic Center – Olympia I

Saturday, October 29, 8 am-12:20 pm


The Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) actively supports research of Georgia’s diverse historic and prehistoric archaeological heritage. This symposium takes the place of the SGA’s fall meeting, and brings together a collection of recent archaeological research in Georgia. The papers presented will explore Georgia’s dynamic past ranging from the Archaic period to the twentieth century, including current events concerning the future of professional archaeology in Georgia. The session will conclude with a brief SGA meeting. For paper abstracts click here

List of Speakers:

April Boatwright, Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory, University of West Georgia – Georgia’s Lost and Found: The Public History of Lewis Larson’s Contributions to Georgia Archaeology

Stefan Brannan, University of Georgia – Reconstructing Settlement Histories through Ceramic Analysis: Refining the Ceramic Chronology for Singer-Moye

Adam Coker, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Jacob Lulewicz, University of Georgia – Politico-Ritual Networks and the Rise of Etowah: A Network Approach to Political Power and Social Prestige

Sara Gale, New South Associates –“But We’re Just Removing Paperwork!”: Follow Up to Georgia’s SB 346 by the Archaeological Community.

K.C. Jones (University of Georgia), Daniel T. Elliott (LAMAR Institute, Inc.), and Jerald Ledbetter (Southeastern Archeological Services, Inc.) – “Georgia’s Lost Archaeologist”: Reconnaissance of the Davis Plantation Collection of Dr. Roland Steiner

Sarah Love (Georgia DNR), Emma Mason (Georgia DNR), and Joseph Smith (Hall Smith Office -Architecture) – Archaeology at a Rosenwald School: Interpreting Fairview’s Identity

Marty Menz, University of Michigan –Lithic Craft Specialization and Exchange in the Woodland Period: Examples from West Georgia

Katharine G. Napora, University of Georgia – Dendrochronology in the U.S. Southeast and New Research Trajectories

Jenna Pirtle (New South Associates) and Delana Gilmore (Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society) –Fort Daniel: A Past, Present, and Future of Public Archaeology

Mary Scales, Department of Historic Preservation, University of Georgia – Cultural Landscape Management in the Chattahoochee National Forest: A Look at Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area

Lori Thompson, Georgia State University – The MARTA Collection: An Archaeological Legacy and Cache of History

Registration for the Southeastern Archaeological Conference is required for attendance to SGA’s Archaeology in Action: The Latest in Georgia Archaeology symposium.   Registering will not only cover admittance to the SGA session and SGA Fall Meeting, it also covers entrance into all SEAC symposiums and general sessions throughout the conference (October 26-29,2016).  All sessions will be held at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. You can register for SEAC online. SEAC Registration is $100* for SEAC members and $130* for non-members. Advanced registration for SEAC ends October 20, 2016.

For SGA members or the public, you can also register for SEAC on-site as a Guest non-archaeologist – ($25 fee*).  Guest registration is available on-site only. Only credit card payments accepted: Visa, MasterCard or Discover only.

* Additional fees are applicable for any Special Events guests might be interested in attending.

For details regarding the meeting presentations, special events, conference location and hotel accommodations please visit the SEAC Annual Meeting webpage.

SEAC Facebook page

Make sure to visit Abby, the ArchaeoBus and great booths from other Georgia archaeological organizations at SGA’s Georgia, Can You Dig It?  A Georgia Archaeology Faire, held on the horseshoe outside the Classic Center, Saturday, October 29, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm! This event is free and open to the public.

For any questions, please contact Amanda Thompson, SEAC-General Coordinator at