Georgia Archaeology Resources
The Society for Georgia Archaeology seeks to reach out to all Georgians to help them understand the significance of archaeological sites so that archaeological preservation, education, and research receive wide public support. Archaeology is our hidden heritage, and its stewardship is a complex and delicate matter.
The Society continues to develop this website as a resource for everyone interested in Georgia’s human past. For a narrative summary of Georgia’s long prehistory and history, we recommend you read this overview, by SGA’s own Scott Jones, a primitive technologist.
We welcome interest by teachers and students. You may be able to arrange to have the ArchaeoBus visit your school or group. Over the years, the SGA has developed lesson plans for teachers that meet state curriculum requirements (at the time of development). Read teacher materials here .
The SGA also has materials “Just for Kids!” Check them out here.
You might be interested in visiting an archaeological site. Many historic buildings can be considered archaeological sites. Around the state, there are many parks at Civil War and other historical locales. Georgia also has many prehistoric Native American village and fort locations that are open to the public. Click here to read about a few of them. Around our state are many museums, historical centers, and other establishments you might visit. We detail a few here. We plan to add more listings to these sections as time permits.
If you live in Georgia, you have opportunities to volunteer to do archaeology all around you! All ages are welcome, depending on the project or program. Read more here.
If you have a question about a word or term you read on this website or about anything related to archaeology jargon, take a look at the glossary here.
Some institutions offer fieldschools, which are opportunities to learn-by-doing archaeology. They are almost always in the summer, and have various requirements. Read more here.
If you prefer to learn by browsing through pictures, we have informative photo galleries here. They depict artifacts, events, and people in a wide variety of activities associated with the Society.
Periodically, SGA members present information on specific types of artifacts. Read more here.
A quick browse of a library or bookstore—either real or virtual—shows just how many interesting volumes have been published on archaeological topics. Read some quick book reviews here.
If you like what you see, you can join the Society of Georgia Archaeologyhere.