Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild

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B.R.A.G. meeting announcement for March 8th in Dahlonega

The Blue Ridge Archaeological Guild (B.R.A.G) is a SGA chapter in north Georgia. At their next meeting, Dr. David Noble, will speak on the “Cutting Edge of Science at Kettle Creek”  using cadaver dogs, X-ray Flurescence and ground penetrating radar to locate burials. Read the announcement for more details .

The next Blue Ridge Archaeological Guild (B.R.A.G.) meeting is February 8 in Dahlonega

Dr. Glover B.R.A.G is a SGA chapter in north Georgia. At their next meeting, Dr. Glover, an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department of Georgia State University, is going to speak on “Exploring the hidden coast of the maritime Maya with investigations of the ancient port sites of Vista Alegre and Conil off the Yucatan peninsula.” Read the announcement for more details .

September 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, and Buford, 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.

August 2016 Archaeology Events

SGA_logo_web_100 Take a look at some of the events taking place this month across the state. Read more about how to attend lectures and learn about archaeology and upcoming events, including hands on activities like artifact ID days and field day opportunities.

June 2016 Archaeology Events

SGA_logo_web_100 Take a look at some of the events taking place this month across the state. Archaeology events and meetings are taking place in Macon, Dahlonega, and Sautee-Nacoochee near Helen, GA. Read more about how to attend lectures and learn about archaeology and upcoming events, including hands on activities like artifact ID days and field day opportunities.

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.

March 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 Atlanta, Cartersville, Dahlonega, and Buford in the coming weeks. Read more about how to attend lectures and learn about archaeology. Also be sure to tell everyone to contact their house representatives to share concerns about Senate Bill 346.

February 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 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.

There’s a Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild (B.R.A.G.) meeting this week!

Submitted by Wayne Hooper

The Blue Ridge Archeological Guild (B.R.A.G.) will meet on Wednesday, June 17th, at 6:00 PM in the community room of United Community Bank on Hwy 52 in Dahlonega, Georgia.
The guest speaker will be Wayne Hooper, the Secretary of B.R.A.G. and a member of the “Gilmer County Historical Society and Museum” in Ellijay, who will present on “Coosa Kingdom’s first contact with Hernando De Soto in 1540.” This meeting is free to the public. Click here to read more.

BRAG March 2015 Newsletter is here!

Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild’s March 2015 newsletter is here! Catch up with the activities that took place in March including excavations at Farmer’s Bottom with the Forest Service and Southern Research, Inc. and a summary of guest speaker Lori Thompson’s talk about the MARTA project in 1974. The newsletter also includes upcoming events in April. Access […]

BRAG meeting talk featuring Göbekli Tepe

sga_logo_cuThe Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild will meet Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m., at the United Community Bank Building on Morrison Moore Parkway (Hwy 52), Dahlonega. Archaeologist Dr. James D’Angelo will speak about the nearly 12,000 year old temple at Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, which he recently visited.

BRAG meeting to focus on Bartram’s travels

sga_logo_cuThe Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild will meet Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m., at the United Community Bank Building on Morrison Moore Parkway, Dahlonega. Cliff Shaw will present a program titled “William Bartram and the Search for his Great Buffalo Lick in Oglethorpe County.” Joining him will be Tom Gresham from Historic Oglethorpe County to discuss his search for Cherokee Corner, another important landmark in Oglethorpe County visited by William Bartram in 1773.

BRAG artifact identification day set for Saturday, March 15

sga_logo_cuBlue Ridge Archaeology Guild members and archaeologist Dr. Jack T. Wynn of the University of North Georgia will examine, record, and identify your prehistoric artifact collections and discuss their function. All are invited to bring their prehistoric artifacts for identification. There will also be a primitive technology demonstration by Brian Floyd. The event will take place in the meeting room at the United Community Bank Building, 206 Morrison Moore Parkway, in Dahlonega, Georgia from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15th. This is a great learning opportunity for adults and children alike.

BRAG meeting focuses on Moundville archaeology

sga_logo_cuThe Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild (BRAG) will meet on Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m., at the United Community Bank in Dahlonega, Georgia, 206 Morrison Moore Parkway. BRAG President Tony Shore will give a presentation titled, “Moundville Archaeology and the Moundville Museum.”

Archaeologist Erin Drake to speak in Duluth

SGA_logo_web_100The Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild will meet on Wednesday, September 25, at 7:00 pm at the United Community Bank. Erin Drake, Senior Archaeologist with Terracon, Inc., of Duluth, GA, will deliver a presentation, “Discovering the Past: Archaeology and Georgia’s First People.” The public is welcome to attend.

BRAG members to discuss work at the Topper Site

sga_logo_cuOn Thursday, August 22, Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild President Tony Shore and Susanne Shore will talk about their experiences in 2010 and 2011 at the Topper Site, a pre-Clovis excavation along the upper Savannah River in South Carolina. As always, visitors are encouraged to attend!

Research continues at the Duckett site

sga_logo_cuThis summer Jack Wynn, long-time SGA member and professor of anthropology at the University of North Georgia, returned to the Duckett site with his field school and members of the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild. Their work continues to shed new light on an important Middle Woodland period site in northern Georgia, and was the subject of a recent news article in the Gainesville Times.

First Americans lecture in Dahlonega, April 4th

Smallwood handax CUDr. Ashley Smallwood, Director of the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory at the University of West Georgia, will speak to the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild, a Chapter of the SGA, and the presentation’s co-sponsor, the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy. Dr. Smallwood will discuss three theories of how people first reached the Americas at 7 pm on April 4th in Young Hall Room 202, Dahlonega.

News about Duckett site research

Duckett site shovel testing Wynn photo CULong-time SGA member Jack Wynn suggests our members and friends may be interested in reading this story by Hannah Parson, “Students Unearth History and Mystery at the Duckett Site,” posted on The Steeple, the online student newspaper of for the University of North Georgia–Dahlonega and the Military College of Georgia. So far, students—and members of the SGA Chapter Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild—have helped shovel test in a grid across the site area to understand variation across the settlement, and to analyze materials discovered and data recovered during the testing.

BRAG members assist with field surveys

Submitted by Tony Shore (President-Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild)

On October 6, 8, and 13 of 2010, Blue Ridge Archaeological Guild members assisted Becky Bruce-Vaughters (US Forest Service archaeologist) and Dr. Jack Wynn (US Forest Service archaeologist, retired) in conducting shovel tests, metal detection, and artifact collections at two historical sites near the shoreline of beautiful Nottley Lake in Blairsville, Georgia.

New SGA chapter in Dahlonega

Submitted by Jack T. Wynn (jtmfwynn@windstream.net)

Although the Georgia Mountains Archaeological Society (GMAS) in Gainesville is no more, there is a new SGA chapter rising in north Georgia. The Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild (BRAG) is meeting on the third Thursday each month at North Georgia College and State University (NGCSU) at 7:00 pm in Young Hall. Their meetings are in conjunction with the new student club, the North Georgia Archaeology Guild (NoGAG). The two clubs are already busy with hands-on projects.