Awards

SGA makes various awards based on merit.

There are 15 articles in this category. Each excerpt below links to the full article (click on the article headline or the 'Click here to read' link!)

2019 Georgia Social Studies Fair

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 the Georgia Social Studies Fair was held and competition was stiff! Our judges this year were Kate Deeley and Liz Williamson who after much deliberation awarded the Jerald Ledbetter Special Award for Archaeology to Gabrielle Blanchard (5th Grade) for her project titled “How Did Domestication of Animals Impact Civilization” and […]

2018 Student Research Grant Winners

The Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA), Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists (GCPA), and Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR)are excited to announce our 2018 undergraduate student research grant winners! Gary Owenby (KSU) A Petroglyphic Analysis of Swift Creek Pottery from the Chattahoochee River Valley The purpose of this project is to conduct petroglyphic analysis on […]

Tammy Herron Receives 2018 Joseph R. Caldwell Award

At the 2018 Spring meeting, Tammy Herron received the Joseph R. Caldwell Award for outstanding service to Georgia Archaeology. The Caldwell Award recognizes those individuals dedicating a noteworthy amount of time and energy toward supporting an archaeological project; making outstanding contributions in the area of public education and Georgia archeology; and providing substantial support for […]

Georgia Social Studies Fair 2018

On Saturday, April 14, the Society for Georgia Archaeology and the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists annual prizes were awarded at Georgia Social Studies Fair. The Society judges were blown away by the quality of the student projects and selecting winners was a difficult process. View of the Social Studies Fair The Society for Georgia […]

Georgia Social Studies Fair 2016– special Archaeology Award winners!

Submitted by Richard Moss

Social Studies Fair AwardThe SGA and GCPA are proud to announce the winners of our special awards at the annual Georgia State Social Studies Fair in Morrow. Two students were chosen who will each receive a $50 check and a copy of Frontiers in the Soil: The Archaeology of Georgia. Read the full story and find out who won by clicking here.

Georgia Social Studies Fair – special Archaeology Award winners!

Submitted by Richard Moss, SGA Board Member

Social Studies Fair AwardThe SGA and GCPA are proud to announce the winners of our special awards at the annual Georgia State Social Studies Fair in Morrow. Two students were chosen who will each receive a $50 check and a copy of Frontiers in the Soil: The Archaeology of Georgia. Read the full story and find out who won by clicking here.

Archaeology at the State Social Science Fair

Submitted by Matthew Newberry

aztec_social_studies_smallIn this article, SGA board member Matthew Newberry reports on the 2014 State Social Studies Fair. According to Matthew the future of Georgia archaeology looks bright. Read on to learn about the event and the winning projects.

Abby the ArchaeoBus, Frankie Snow, and the SGA honored by the SAA

Submitted by Tammy Herron, President

sga_logo_cuRead on for exciting news from SGA President Tammy Herron. Abby the ArchaeoBus, Frankie Snow, and the SGA were all honored at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

2013 Social Studies Fair winners

Submitted by Leslie Perry

2103 SocStudies Fair winner CUThe SGA and its partner, the GCPA (Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists), are pleased to announce winners of awards for Georgia archaeology for 2013 at the State Social Studies Fair, held Saturday, March 23, at Clayton State University in Morrow. The SGA’s seventh-grade winner is Kameron Gaston for his project, “Nazca Lines: Why Are They Here?” The GCPA’s fifth-grade winner is Kara Harper for her project, “The Invisible Enemy: Diseases of the Civil War.” See photos of the winners and their projects in the full story.

2012 Georgia Social Studies Fair SGA/GCPA award winners

Submitted by Lynn Pietak (lpietak@edwards-pitman.com)

Frontiers in the Soil cover at angle CUThe Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) and the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists (GCPA) gave two awards at the Georgia Social Studies Fair 2012. The SGA and GCPA are pleased to give awards at this event because it supports our mission “to unite all persons interested in the archaeology of Georgia and to work actively to preserve, study and interpret Georgia’s historic and prehistoric remains.” The 2012 winners are fifth-grader John Hendricks of Jasper Elementary in Pickens County and eighth-grader Connor Hynek of Herschel Jones Middle School in Paulding County. Awards include a copy of the book Frontiers in the Soil, also available from the SGA.

Georgia Social Studies Fair 2011 archaeology awards

Submitted by Lynn Pietak, SGA Board Member

In my role as an SGA board member, notes Lynn Pietak, I was asked by President Catherine Long to attend the Georgia Social Studies Fair 2011, to give awards sponsored by the Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) and the Georgia Council for Professional Archaeologists (GCPA). The fair was held at Dutchtown High School in Hampton, Georgia.

St. Simons Island resident receives George S. Lewis Archaeological Stewardship Award

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@gmail.com)

2010_GS_Lewis_Ellen_Provenzano_CU.jpgAt the SGA business meeting on October 16th, 2010, Ellen Provenzano, Glynn County 4th grade teacher and Glynn County Schools Archaeology Education Coordinator received the prestigious George S. Lewis Archaeological Stewardship Award from the Society for Georgia Archaeology.

2010 Georgia Social Studies Fair archaeology prizes awarded

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

The Georgia Social Studies Fair was held Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Dutchtown High School in Hampton, Georgia. Catherine Long attended on behalf of the Society for Georgia Archaeology and the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists to present two awards of $50 in recognition of excellent projects that promote the study, preservation, and education of archaeology. Winners are 6th graders Jessica Anthony and Christina Moore. The full story includes photos of the winners.

Thomas H. Gresham receives 2008 Joseph R. Caldwell Award

The SGA is proud to award long-time member Thomas H. Gresham the prestigious Joseph R. Caldwell Award for outstanding service to Georgia Archaeology.

State Social Studies Fair

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

Madison Zerbe, fifth grade, and her winning exhibit. For the sixth year, SGA and the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists sponsored an Archaeology Award at the State Social Studies Fair held at Clayton State University on March 22. Madison Zerbe, a fifth grade student at Varnell Elementary School, won for her project on “Sequoyah.” Joshua […]