What does the SGA do?

The Society for Georgia Archaeology promotes the identification, investigation, preservation and protection of archaeological sites and resources throughout the state of Georgia. SGA members work with private landowners, school groups, a historic house museum, and individuals to raise the public’s awareness of archeological sites and resources in planning, development and management.

Two ways SGA members accomplish this task is through the development of programs that help promote Archaeology Month, held each spring, and by participating in Chapter activities. Chapters are suborganizations located around the state that meet more frequently than the SGA and conduct activities tailored to their own membership.

Twice a year, the SGA sponsors statewide meetings where members have the opportunity to visit a site, listen to presentations on archaeological topics, and engage in conversations with other people interested in Georgia archaeology. The SGA publishes via this website a quarterly newsletter for members called The Profile, and Early Georgia, a professionally recognized journal.