Georgia Mountains Archaeological Society

SGA Chapter based in Gainesville, now defunct.
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New SGA chapter in Dahlonega

Submitted by Jack T. Wynn (

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.

Help wanted (Or, Uncle Dan wants YOU!)

The Georgia Mountains chapter (GMAS) is looking for a few good men and women with a strong archaeological interest in field survey, recording sites, and investigating prehistoric and historic occupations here in northeast Georgia. Enthusiasm for the outdoors, hiking, canoeing, drawing, artifacts, history, and photography are considered assets, but of course are not required. Come […]

Obituary: Fred Scheidler (1947-2008)

Fred, doing what he loved. Georgia archaeology lost an enthusiastic advocate upon the premature death of Fred Scheidler on July 15th. Fred resided in Marietta and in recent years had become a constant and welcome participant at a host of archaeological gatherings in and around Atlanta. Archaeology was a lifelong interest of Fred’s, having become […]

Activities at Elachee, and on the Chestatee River

Georgia Mountains Archaeological Society (GMAS) members hosted “Georgia Archaeology Day at Elachee” on Saturday, May 10, in the large classroom at our sponsor’s Environmental Education facility near Gainesville. There were exhibits on the various projects the club members have been involved in, field and laboratory techniques used by archaeologists, and experimental archaeology exhibits such as […]

Limestone and learning

Submitted by Georgia Mountains Archaeological Society

The Georgia Mountains Chapter continues with the members’ interest and research into the Gainesville limestone and lime production industry. Most work lately has been into the historic records of the industry in the Gainesville area, and crews have revisited the kiln reported here earlier, and found additional constructions in the vicinity. Some members are also […]

Notes on the Chicopee Limestone Kiln near Gainesville

Submitted by Lorraine Norwood, Dan Page, and Jack Wynn

The GMAS Archaeology Chapter met on Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the home of Jon Hoekstra, professor at Gainesville College, and resident of Chicopee Mill Village, which is adjacent to Chicopee Woods. Jon hikes in the woods and often ambles along stream beds in the area in search of interesting flora and fauna. One day […]

Mountains Chapter tests quartz quarry

Submitted by Jack Wynn

Members of the Georgia Mountains Chapter have recently conducted a preliminary test on the newly discovered Hummingbird Hill Quartz Quarry on the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve near Gainesville. A few months ago, Elachee volunteer “Doc” Johnson recognized a spread of quartz rocks on the lower part of a ridge nose in the preserve as a […]