Take a look at some of the events taking place this month across the state. Local chapter meetings are taking place in Atlanta, Dahlonega, and Macon this week and in Buford next week. A three day event is scheduled for February 18-20 in Savannah for the Ossabaw Island Foundation Symposium.
Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society
SGA Chapter based in Savannah
c/o Chica Arndt
1253 Little Neck Road
Savannah, GA 31419
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For those of your looking for events on offer as part of the Georgia History Festival this February, take a look at some of the events highlighting the 475th anniversary of the De Soto expedition as well as dozens of Georgia’s cultural institutions that celebrate the state’s history. Events will run from February 2 through February 18 and will include locations throughout coastal Georgia.
The Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society will meet on Saturday, November 10th, at 2:00PM at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum to hear Ellen Harris of the Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Commission speak about recent digs and a proposed new archaeological ordinance for Chatham County. Her presentation is titled Alligators, Mosquitoes and Shovel Tests: Archaeology in and Around Savannah. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Chica Arndt, President of the Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society (CGAS), will be speaking at the Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, meeting of the Hilton Head Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina. The meeting is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn at 1 pm.
The Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society is sponsoring a speaker on Sunday, February 6, at 2:00 pm at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum, 681 Fort Argyle Road (Route 204), Savannah, as part of Super Museum Sunday. The speaker is P.T Ashlock, and the presentation is titled, “Archaeology of Ebenezer: How the Method of Ground Penetrating Radar Helped Reveal a Fort from the American Revolution”.
For several years, our spring event has been a lecture that we sponsor with the Savannah College of Art and Design. This year on April 8, our speaker was Dan Elliott of the Lamar Institute, who talked about his excavations on Ossabaw Island in “Tip of the Iceberg: Archaeology and Architecture at North End Plantation, […]
Our club had a busy fall season starting off with our October 18 tour, where we visited the Effingham Old Jail Museum and the Reiser-Zoller House to see an amazing array of 19th and early 20th century tools and household furnishings—the stuff we often dig up in its fragmentary, rusted, and broken state! The Fall […]
Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society’s activities this summer were very low key, compared to 2007 when we worked on the Groves Creek site on Skidaway Island. We spent the summer of 2008 in air conditioned comfort at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum washing, sorting and cataloguing artifacts from excavations, lead by Mark Newell, made along the Canal […]
Spring ended with a flurry of activity for the Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society, with ArchaeoFest on May 31 and CGAS’ Spring Fling on June 7. With temperatures that did not evoke spring—a heat advisory was in effect—a small but hardy group braved the heat for a wonderful program, “Revolutionary War Savannah: Beyond Spring Hill” by […]
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This year our Society held its Fall Picnic on November 3 at Fife Plantation, later than usual due to warnings about heat and mosquitoes, the hazards of visiting a Savannah River plantation. Nevertheless, after a slightly chilly start, it was a perfect fall day with brilliant sunshine lending a glow to what were once rice […]