Augusta Archaeological Society

SGA Chapter in Augusta area
Contact information:
c/o John Arena
809 Shackleford Place
Evans, GA 30809
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April 2016 Archaeology Events

SGA_logo_web_100 Take a look at some of the events taking place this month across the state. Local chapter meetings are taking place in Macon, Atlanta, Dahlonega, Buford, and Augusta in the coming weeks. Read more about how to attend lectures and learn about archaeology and upcoming events, including hands on activities like artifact ID days, archaeological lab instruction, and field day opportunities.

Stallings Island Events in the Augusta Area

SGA_logo_web_100 Stallings Island will be the focus of two lectures as well as a month long exhibition in Augusta. Join Dr. Ken Sassaman, Hyatt and Cici Brown on Friday, January 16 at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art at 6 p.m., and Dr. Sassaman at the Augusta Museum of History at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 17 for the talks and be sure to view the work of Lillie Morris at the Creel-Harison Community Art Gallery at an open reception on Friday, January 16 from 6-8 p.m.

Upcoming meeting of the Augusta Archaeological Society

SGA_logo_web_100The Augusta Archaeological Society will meet on Thursday, January 30th, at Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill located at 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway just off I-20 in Augusta, Georgia. Archaeologist Kara Bridgman Sweeney will discuss the typology of Early Archaic side-notched projectile points and Edgefield scrapers. We will gather for dinner with the speaker at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

AAS presents Archaeology Day 2013

Submitted by Tammy Herron

1989_Lewis_Brief_History_AAS_CUOrganizers of the 2013 Archaeology Day invite you to attend on Saturday, May 4th between 10AM and 4PM. The event will be held at the historic Ezekiel Harris House located at 1822 Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia. Admission is free. Click here to access a colorful, printable one-page flyer advertising the event.

Archaeology Day scheduled for May 6th in Augusta

2012 Augusta Archaeo Soc Archaeology Day CUThe Augusta Museum of History and the Augusta Archaeological Society, a Chapter of the SGA, invite you to attend Archaeology Day at the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, 1822 Broad Street, in Augusta, on Saturday, May 6th, 2012. Admission is free. This event is one of many celebrating Georgia’s 2012 Archaeology Month.

AAS’s newsletter details activities throughout 2011

Catch up with the news of the SGA’s Augusta Chapter, the Augusta Archaeological Society, by reading the December issue of the AAS’s newsletter, The Debitage. The issue details activities of the AAS in 2011, and plans for a holiday party on December 8th.

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.

AAS sets August meeting

The Augusta Archaeological Society’s August meeting will be Friday, August 13th at Villa Europa Restaurant, Augusta. The speaker will be Jared Wood of the University of Georgia, discussing Mississippian-period research he’s carried out in Screven County.

AAS Archaeology Day flyer ready

The Augusta Archaeological Society, a chapter of the SGA, and Augusta Museum of History are cosponsoring Archaeology Day at the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House in Augusta on Saturday, May 8th 2010. Read the full story and download the colorful and informative flyer you can circulate. This is one of many fun Archaeology Month activities planned around the state.

Stallings Island stewardship is difficult, important

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

The Archaeological Conservancy owns Stallings Island, and has partnered with the Augusta Archaeological Society to monitor and help protect this significant site, which is difficult to access and protect. Unfortunately, looters have returned. We all lose when our hidden heritage is destroyed and thus important information is lost.

February 2010 news from AAS

The Augusta Archaeological Society’s February speaker will be Robert W. Benson. The meeting will be at the Flyin’ Cowboy Restaurant, 2821 Washington Road, Augusta, on Thursday February 4th, at 6:30 pm. Also, the February issue of the AAS newsletter, Debitage, is now available.

1989 history of AAS by GS Lewis available

George S. Lewis, a very active member of the Augusta Archaeological Society and the Society for Georgia Archaeology, wrote a history of the AAS in July 1989. Titled “A Brief History of the Augusta Archaeological Society,” this document is now available in PDF form.

AAS December newsletter now available

AAS_Debitage_CUThe Augusta Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Georgia Archaeology, publishes a newsletter called The Debitage. The December 2009 issue is now available as a PDF.

AAS October 2009 newsletter, The Debitage

The Augusta Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Georgia Archaeology, publishes a newsletter called The Debitage. The October 2009 issue is now available as a PDF.

AAS members host Archaeology Identification Day

May 23 was a great Archaeology Identification Day in Augusta. Rain threatened all day long but in the end, there were 160 visitors who came to the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House on Broad Street. Roughly 15 people brought in artifacts to identify and several AAS members brought in frames of artifacts for display. Archaeologists with […]

AAS Chapter busy with meetings, events

The Augusta Archaeology Society Chapter is busy now with a variety of projects, meetings, and events. We are working on an update of our Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Hafted Biface Types booklet, this time adding an abbreviated ceramics component. Long-time member Vivian McDiarmid has involved herself in assembling our AAS records into an up-todate […]

AAS field trips, meetings

The Augusta Archaeological Society has been busy with a variety of stewardship, research, and outreach activities. John Arena and John Whatley visited Stallings Island on September 12 to check on the status of the vegetation, goats, and donkeys for the Archaeological Conservancy. On September 18 seven of our members met with George Lowrey and Jessica […]

Identification Day and more…

As usual, the Augusta Archaeological Society members have been involved in a number of activities related to archaeology and history. John Arena and John Whatley worked with the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society on an artifact identification day at the Old Capitol Museum in Milledgeville July 12. Following this, John Arena worked with Megan O’Neil regarding the […]

Busy spring and early summer for AAS

The Augusta Archaeological Society (AAS) has recently gained a few members—YEAH!!! We continue to meet every other month at Famous Dave’s, a barbeque restaurant located at 2821 Washington Road in Augusta, Georgia. Chapter members remain active with a list of our activities included below. John Whatley worked with Lloyd Schroder at an Artifact Identification Day […]

AAS elects new officers

Our annual holiday party was held Thursday night December 13th at the home of Audrey and Paul Mahoney. Officers elected for 2008 were as follows. President – Rosanne Stutts Vice President – John Arena Treasurer – Diane Black Secretary and Bulletin Editor – Donna Hope Programs and Special Events Chairman – John Whatley Steve Ferrell […]

Meetings and activities

Submitted by Augusta Archaeological Society

Dr. Al Goodyear of the University of South Carolina was the featured speaker at our October 11 meeting at Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que on Washington Road. Dr. Goodyear gave an update of work at the Topper site and a review of the latest concepts in Paleo Indian studies, including the 11,900 YBP comet theory and the […]