2011 Archaeology Month

This year, the theme for Georgia Archaeology Month in May is Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War through Archaeology. The SGA’s Spring Meeting will be held May 13–15, 2011, in McDonough. Seating for Saturday’s meeting is limited, so be sure to register soon. Events associated with Archaeology Month are scheduled for around the state (some are even not in May!).

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Archaeology Month 2011 SGA meeting weekend a success

Submitted by Tammy F. Herron (tfherron@gmail.com)

2011 Archaeology Month CUThe SGA’s eighteenth annual Georgia Archaeology Awareness promotion, Archaeology Month 2011, had as its theme Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War Through Archaeology. The Governor proclaimed May Archaeology Month, at a signing attended by several SGA members. The spring meeting was held on Saturday, May 14th in McDonough. Attendees spent the day socializing and listening to several presentations. On Sunday, attendees headed to Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum, and also the Historical Museum in Heritage Park and Veterans Wall of Honor. The SGA thanks our co-sponsors and all who helped this meeting to be such a success.

Get your copy of the 2011 Lesson Plan

Submitted by Tammy Herron (tfherron@gmail.com)

Reenactor camp 2011 SGA ArchaeoMo lesson plan CUThe Society for Georgia Archaeology proudly presents the 2011 Lesson Plan—“Learning Through Archaeology: Rediscovering the Civil War in Georgia.” This plan was developed based on the Georgia Archaeology Month theme—Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War Through Archaeology. The Plan explores the meaning of archaeology and reveals facts relating to the Civil War in Georgia. The featured archaeological site is Nash Farm Battlefield, in Henry County near McDonough. The largest cavalry charge in the history of Georgia happened here in 1864. Classroom activities include suggestions for making hardtack or other foods consumed by soldiers and using copies of historic Civil War photographs to consider the archaeological sites the people and material culture in the images would have left behind.

Governor proclaims May Georgia Archaeology Month

On May 31st, 2011, Governor Nathan Deal signed the proclamation declaring that May is Georgia Archaeology Month. Seven SGA leaders and members witnessed the signing in the Governor’s office in the Capitol in Atlanta. The Proclamation affirms the importance of Georgia’s archaeological heritage and resources, and notes that the “study, interpretation and preservation of our archaeological sites offer important educational, cultural and economic benefits to all Georgians”.

Attention: Hosts of Archaeology Month 2011 events

Submitted by Pam Baughman, SGA Secretary (sgasecretary@thesga.org)

Hosts of events for Archaeology Month 2011 are requested to send follow-up information to SGA Secretary Pam Baughman. She’s especially interested in the number of attendees. Get together a story about your event along with a picture, and we’ll post it right here on the SGA website, too!

Download digital version of 2011 Archaeology Month poster

2011 GA ArchaeoMonth poster CUMay is Archaeology Month in Georgia, and this year’s theme is Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War through Archaeology. SGA’s poster celebrating this theme can be downloaded by clicking here. The bibliographic references for the extensive and informative text on the back of the poster are downloadable by clicking here. Please join us at the SGA’s 2011 Spring Meeting on Saturday, May 14th, at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce to learn more about how archaeology has supplied information about the Civil War that books, letters, and other records did not.

2011 SGA Spring meeting silent auction

Submitted by Leslie Perry (SGA Board Member)

A silent auction will be held during the SGA Spring Meeting. All winners will be announced following Saturday, May 14, 2011, presentations. Be sure to visit the auction and place your bids. All proceeds benefit the SGA. Good luck!

SGA’s 2011 Spring Meeting agenda set

Read the agenda for the SGA’s Spring Meeting, which will be held at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce in McDonough on Saturday, May 14th, by clicking here. Events associated with the meeting commence on Friday the 13th, and continue on Sunday the 15th. Read all about the Spring Meeting by clicking here.

Archaeology Day in Augusta, May 7th, 2011

Organizers of Archaeology Day at the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, 1822 Broad Street, in Augusta, invite you to attend on Saturday, May 7th. Free admission. The event is sponsored by the Augusta Museum of History and the Augusta Archaeological Society, a Chapter of the SGA.

2011 Archaeology Month event brochure now available

Please access a trifold brochure listing 2011 Archaeology Month events prepared by SGA Secretary Pam Baughman by clicking here (PDF). Archaeology Month in Georgia is held during the month of May, and this year’s theme is Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War through Archaeology. The Society for Georgia Archaeology’s Spring Meeting will be held May 13–15 in McDonough; please join us! Click here to look at the 2011 Archaeology Month events on the SGA’s online calendar, which includes links to the maps of the locations where these events will be held.

GAAS member Robert Skarda to be featured on the GPB’s Georgia Traveler series

Submitted by Kelly Woodard (kelly@thesga.org)

Robert Skarda and the Scull Shoals site show will be broadcast on the GPB’s “Georgia Traveler” series April 29th at 8PM and April 30th at 7PM. The broadcast is in conjunction with Scull Shoals Festival day. This unique event is linked with the Float Georgia event which is when canoes and kayaks full of interested parties stop at Scull Shoals for a Georgia history rest break. Be sure to watch the program!

President’s Message: Preparing for Archaeology Month 2011—and more

Submitted by Catherine Long (sgapresident@thesga.org)

sga_logo_cuSGA President Catherine Long updates members of the SGA on current activities by the Society’s leaders. We’re getting ready for Archaeology Month 2011 and our associated Spring Meeting, planned for McDonough on May 13–15. The theme is Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War Through Archaeology. That’s not all, however; the SGA has many committees, including on Membership, Advocacy, the ArchaeoBus, Website and Communication, Chapter Relations, and the Endowment—and more. The SGA’s newest committee is charged with selling over 3500 copies of the 2nd—and final—edition of Frontiers in the Soil; look for details on ordering on this website soon! Catherine also requests volunteers to work on poster packaging.

Reunion of PIT volunteers, April 30th

Submitted by Jack Wynn (jtmfwynn@windstream.net)

Scull_Shoals_window_frame_CU.jpgPassport In Time volunteers from any era are invited to the Passport In Time (PIT) Reunion at Scull Shoals on Saturday, April 30th, 2011, between 10AM and 4PM. The Reunion is being held in conjunction with the Scull Shoals Festival at the old mill site on the Oconee National Forest in Greene County. The big event is jointly hosted by the Friends of Scull Shoals, Inc, and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.

Ongoing events during Georgia Archaeology Month 2011

Submitted by Pam Baughman (pajgriffin@comcast.net)

For the 18th year, SGA is coordinating Georgia Archaeology Month, a statewide promotion 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. Archaeology Month occurs during May, and the 2011 theme is “Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War Through Archaeology.” The full story lists ongoing events, mostly exhibits.

2011 Spring Meeting call for papers

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

sga_logo_cuJoin us on Saturday, May 14th for the Spring Meeting of the Society for Georgia Archaeology. The theme for Archaeology Month is Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War through Archaeology. Papers that focus on archaeological research in Georgia or the bordering states will be considered for the program. Each presenter should plan for a presentation of 20 minutes or less. Please submit your title and abstract (100 words) by March 15th. The meeting will be held at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, McDonough. Details are in the full story.

Register NOW for Spring Meeting, 2011

Submitted by Tammy Herron (tfherron@gmail.com)

Nash Farm sign CUMark your calendar and register now for the SGA’s Spring Meeting, which will be held May 13–15, 2011, in McDonough. Seating for Saturday’s meeting is limited, so be sure to return your registration form (click here) and check soon. This year, the theme for Georgia Archaeology Month is Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War through Archaeology. The full story includes exciting meeting details.

Plan an event for Archaeology Month in Spring 2011

Submitted by Pamela Baughman (pbaughman@dot.ga.gov)

sga_logo_cuPlan an event anywhere in the state for Archaeology Month in spring 2011! This story links to a form you can download and fill out to get your event listed in our Calendar of Events brochure, which is distributed around the state, and beyond. Activities of all sorts are encouraged!

2011 Spring Meeting dates tentatively set

The 2011 Spring Meeting weekend is not finalized, but we we will meet May 13–15. Look for updates on this website.