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2017 Archaeology MonthArchaeology MonthOnline news and researchSGA notices onlineThe SGA news

Georgia Archaeology Month 2017 Display at Oldest Visitor Center in the State

If you are traveling near Sylvania, Georgia, stop in and see the Georgia Archaeology Month 2017 display at the oldest Visitor Information Center in the state. The center is located at 8463 Burton’s Ferry Hwy. (also known as U.S. 301) and is open Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You will be greeted […]

ChaptersEvents informationGreater Atlanta Archaeological SocietyOnline news and researchSGA notices onlineUncategorized

Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society February Newsletter

The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society has recently released its Atlanta Antiquities Vol 5 No 2 February 2017(1).  The newsletter contains information about the recently approved Fort Frederica Legislation as well as information on February guest speaker, Emma Mason, an archaeologist with GDNR HPD who will present on an archaeological database that will be used by […]

Early Georgia

Early Georgia wants you!

Early Georgia Book Review Editor Maureen Meyers needs contributors to the Book Review section.

2016 Archaeology Month2016 SpringArchaeology MonthEvents informationThe SGA newsUncategorized

Archaeology Month activities announced

The SGA is proud to announce the events associated with this year’s Archaeology Month, which is May. An events brochure is linked in the full story…. Join SGA at its Spring Meeting Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, in St. Marys, Georgia and Cumberland Island.

Chapter NewsEvents informationSouth Georgia Archaeological Research Team

Call for Papers: 2015 Symposium on the Archaeology of the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Submitted by S. Dwight Kirkland (dkirk@windstream.net)

The South Georgia Archaeological Research Team has issued a call for papers for the 2015 Symposium on the Archaeology of the Southeastern Coastal Plain to be held on August 22, 2015 at South Georgia State College, Douglas. Instructions are in the full story. Put this exciting event on your calendar!

2015 Archaeology Month2015 SpringThe SGA news

Archaeology Month activities announced

The SGA is proud to announce the events associated with this year’s Archaeology Month, which is May. An events brochure is linked in the full story…. Join SGA at its Spring Meeting Saturday, May 30, in Valdosta.

The Profile

Spring 2014 issue of The Profile now available

Issue number 159, Spring 2014, of the SGA’s quarterly newsletter, The Profile, is now available as a downloadable and printable PDF. Alternatively, you can click here to see excerpts of all stories in the issue. The stories in The Profile all were originally posted to this website in January, February, or March of 2014.

Abby's diarySGA notices online

September 23rd, 2013

ArchaeoBus 2013 Sept 23 09 CU…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus visits students at Oakland Elementary in McDonough, and discovers they’d already been studying archaeological topics before her arrival!

Summer 2013 issueThe ProfileThe SGA news

Summer 2013 issue of The Profile now available

Issue number 157, Summer 2013, of the SGA’s quarterly newsletter, The Profile, is now available as a downloadable and printable PDF. Alternatively, you can click here to see excerpts of all stories in the issue. The stories in The Profile all were originally posted to this website in April, May, or June of 2013.

Abby's diary

July 22nd, 2013

ArchaeoBus 2013 Jul 22 04 CU…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus drove to Marietta to participate in a Food Truck Rally at Harry’s Farmers Market. As Abby notes, “while all of the food trucks were serving up tasty eats, I was serving up some archaeoKnowledge, and, shucks, were these folks hungry!” Perhaps most exciting for Abby, she got to meet the Marietta Derby Darlins roller derby gals!

Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society

GAAS May meeting report

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky

GAAS_logo_100The May 14th Greater Atlanta Chapter (GAAS) meeting featured the award-winning video I Remember, I Believe about the discovery of an unmarked African American cemetery dating to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was introduced by Dr. Hugh “Matt” Matternes of New South Associates. As part of improvements along a stretch of Sardis Church Road, New South investigated the burial ground. This video won awards at the Archaeology television channel international archaeology film and video festival.

Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society

GAAS April meeting report

Submitted by Leslie Perry

GAAS_logo_100The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society (GAAS) speaker for April 2013 was Dr. James D’Angelo, who spoke on the links between Fort Daniel on Hog Mountain in present-day Gwinnett County, and the likely location of Fort Peachtree in present-day Atlanta. Beginning with early maps of Georgia, then tracing the 1780 treaty line of Oconee River forts, the Postal horse path in 1806, the Creek Wars Act of War of 1812, he then included the Ft. Mims massacre on Aug 30, 1813.

Spring 2013 issueThe SGA news

Spring 2013 issue of The Profile now available

Issue number 156, Spring 2013, of the SGA’s quarterly newsletter, The Profile, is now available as a downloadable and printable PDF. Alternatively, you can click here to see excerpts of all stories in the issue. The stories in The Profile all were originally posted to this website in January, February, or March of 2013.

The SGA news

Georgia Archives update to SGA: Success in legislative session

sga_logo_cuGreat news! As a Coalition Partner, the SGA has received the following update from Kaye Minchew and Ken Thomas, Co-Chairs of the Coalition to Preserve the Georgia Archives. The bill to transfer the administration of the Georgia Archives to the Board of Regents was passed by both houses of the Georgia legislature unanimously and goes to the Governor’s desk for signature. The State Budget, after the conference committee met, included $300,000 more for the Georgia Archives than the Governor originally proposed in January. Many thanks to all those who have worked so hard since September to keep the Georgia Archives open and to get money back in the budget.

Greater Atlanta Archaeological SocietySGA notices onlineThe SGA news

GAAS April meeting: Forts Daniel and Peachtree

GAAS_logo_100The Greater Atlanta Chapter (GAAS) of the SGA will meet next on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, at 6:30 pm at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The speaker will be Jim D’Angelo, who will discuss information from dozens of recently discovered documents at the National Archives are shedding new light on an old story, the roles of Fort Peachtree and Fort Daniel in the Creek Indian War of 1813-1815. Read more stories on this website about Fort Daniel here.

Blue Ridge Archaeology GuildEvents informationSGA notices online

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.

SGA notices onlineSocial Studies Fair awardsSpring 2013 issueThe Profile

2013 Social Studies Fair winners

Submitted by Leslie Perry

2103 SocStudies Fair winner CUThe SGA and its partner, the GCPA (Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists), are pleased to announce winners of awards for Georgia archaeology for 2013 at the State Social Studies Fair, held Saturday, March 23, at Clayton State University in Morrow. The SGA’s seventh-grade winner is Kameron Gaston for his project, “Nazca Lines: Why Are They Here?” The GCPA’s fifth-grade winner is Kara Harper for her project, “The Invisible Enemy: Diseases of the Civil War.” See photos of the winners and their projects in the full story.

The SGA news

Georgia Archives need you

The SGA requests that you call the Senators and Representatives on the budget conference committee and request they PLEASE fully fund the $450,000 the Chancellor requested for the Georgia Archives. Do this by Wednesday. Names and numbers are in the full story. Get ready to call NOW. We are in the home stretch of our advocacy efforts for the Georgia Archives during the 2013 General Assembly Session. This is the final push.

Abby's diaryArchaeoBus NewsThe SGA news

March 18, 2013

SGA_ArchaeoBus_portrait_CU…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus visits Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, and is visited by over 200 people. The SGA extends a hearty thanks to helpers from Armstrong Atlantic State University Anthropology Club, students, and especially Anthropology and Archaeology Instructors Ms. Bruno and Ms. Seifert!

Abby's diaryArchaeoBus NewsThe SGA news

March 13th, 2013

ArchaeoBus leaving stone mtn for coast…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus departs Stone Mountain southbound to attend various events in Coastal Georgia….

Events informationOnline news

Mini-conference on the archaeology of POWs

georgia_southern_logoThe Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Georgia Southern Museum, and the Department of History will host “Captive Warriors: The History and Archaeology of POWs,” a half-day lecture series, on Tuesday, March 12, at Georgia Southern University. The mini-conference will feature three speakers from Georgia Southern: historians Brian Feltman and Michael Van Wagenen, and archaeologist Lance Greene. All events are free and open to the public. Access a flyer for the conference by clicking here.

PublicationsSpring 2013 issueThe Profile

Call for student submissions to The Profile

The Society for Georgia Archaeology invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit brief research reports, reviews of archaeological presentations and lectures, and essays about archaeological fieldwork and field trip experiences to The Profile. Topic areas are open, but should be related to the archaeology of Georgia and surrounding states. Submissions should generally be no longer than 1000 words. Accompanying photographs are encouraged.

Early GeorgiaSGA notices online

Early Georgia issue scheduling

Submitted by M. Jared Wood (earlygeorgia@thesga.org)

sga_logo_cuM. Jared Wood, Editor, Early Georgia, discusses the publication schedule for the journal. The Fall 2012 issue is in production and and will be sent to all SGA members who paid dues for the 2012 year. The Spring 2013 issue will be a follow-up of the popular Profile Papers including selections from the newsletter from 1992 to 2009. The Fall 2013 issue will be thematic. Submissions are encouraged NOW for consideration for inclusion in upcoming issues of Early Georgia.

Publication newsSpring 2013 issueThe ProfileThe SGA news

SGA welcomes new editor

Bsteere profile web CUMeet SGA’s new editor of The Profile and the website content, Ben Steere. Ben’s been in Georgia since 2006, and is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of West Georgia. If you have a story or a story idea you think might be appropriate for The Profile/the website, please email Ben (link in full story) for information and consideration. Research reports, first-person archaeology stories, and announcements regarding Chapter activities, lectures and presentations are examples of stories that the SGA welcomes.

SGA notices online

Archives update: Call NOW

The SGA requests that you call your Representative NOW requesting his/her support of HB 287, which will be voted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. Call NOW.

Online news

Announcing the 2013 Waring Distinguished Lecture in Anthropology at the University of West Georgia

2013_Waring_lecture_65x100Archaeologist Dr. Ted Goebel, Associate Director for the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University, will visit the University of West Georgia campus to share discoveries from archaeological sites in Russia, Alaska, Nevada, and the American Southeast. Dr. Goebel’s talk is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Hall in the Humanities building on the campus of the University of West Georgia. Goebel’s talk explores the question of who the first Americans were and why they came to the New World during the Ice Age. Toward answering these questions, Goebel examines three lines of evidence: archaeological, physical, and genetic records.

Online newsSGA notices onlineSpring 2013 issueThe Profile

New Publication on Preston Holder’s WPA Archaeology on the Georgia Coast

SGA members will be pleased to see the inclusion of Kevin Kiernan’s chapter on Preston Holder’s New Deal-era excavations on the Georgia coast in a new book, Shovel Ready: Archaeology and Roosevelt’s New Deal for America, edited by Bernard K. Means (The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2013). In his chapter, “Preston Holder’s WPA Excavations in Glynn and Chatham Counties, Georgia, 1936-1938,” long-time SGA member Kevin Kiernan provides important information about a little-known area of Georgia archaeology.

Online newsSGA notices onlineThe SGA newsWinter 2012 issue

Winter 2012 issue of The Profile now available

Issue number 155, Winter 2012, of the SGA’s quarterly newsletter, The Profile, is now available as a downloadable and printable PDF. Alternatively, you can click here to see excerpts of all stories in the issue. The stories in The Profile all were originally posted to this website October, November, or December of 2012.

2013 Archaeology Month2013 SpringSGA notices online

2013 Spring Meeting Call for Papers, Preliminary Program

Submitted by Pamela Baughman (sgasecretary@thesga.org)

sga_logo_cuJoin us on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 for the Spring Meeting of the Society for Georgia Archaeology, to be held in the Theater of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St., Macon. The theme for Archaeology Month is “Digging and Diving into the Past: Celebrating 20 Years of Georgia Archaeology Awareness.” Papers that focus on archaeological research in Georgia and within this thematic category will be considered, in blocks of 20 minutes or less including time for questions at the end. Full story includes preliminary program.

President's message

Call your Senator/Representative—NOW

Submitted by Tammy Herron (sgapresident@thesga.org)

SGA President Tammy Herron requests that SGA members and friends call their Senator/Representative NOW to request their help in restoring the Georgia Archives to its ability to be open to the public for regular business hours and to have sufficient staff to provide the basic full range of services that a state archival institution should provide. Thanks for doing this NOW. Call, don’t write.

Events information

Advanced metal detecting class offered

Metal detecting webpage banner CUAdvanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist (AMDA) and the continuing professional education program of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) are proud to announce that the second AMDA course offering will be April, 19–21, 2013, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The tuition is $250.00 (16 credits) or $350.00 (24 credits). Seven instructors and additional industry representatives will be present, and we have space for 30 students. Completed registration forms and checks must be received by March 15, 2013.

2013 Archaeology Month2013 SpringSGA notices onlineThe SGA news

Make plans for Spring Meeting

The SGA invites you to join us at our semi-annual meeting this spring, scheduled for Saturday, May 18th in Macon. Preliminary plans include a morning session of presentations at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, a break for a boxed lunch (or bring your own), tour of Ocmulgee National Monument by Dan Bigman, and more presentations at Ocmulgee in the afternoon. Stay tuned to this website for details. There’ll be a modest registration fee and the meeting is open to the public.

Chapter NewsGwinnett Archaeological Research SocietyPublicationsSpring 2013 issue

Fort Daniel tract now owned by Gwinnett County

Submitted by Jim D’Angelo

Efforts of members of The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society and The Fort Daniel Foundation have finally paid off. On December 21, 2012, Gwinnett County closed on the 4.5-acre tract within which the entire fort site is situated. The County shall, in turn, lease the property to the Foundation, which will be responsible for developing both the land and an educational outreach program. Details of the lease agreement are being worked out, and it is expected that the Foundation will assume its responsibilities by the end of March. Already, students from local schools have had the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn something about archaeology and about Fort Daniel’s connection with our frontier history and the Creek Indian War.

Chapter NewsGreater Atlanta Archaeological Society

January 2013 GAAS meeting set

GAAS_logo_100The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society is pleased to announce that Jannie Loubser will be the speaker at the meeting on January 8, 2013, at the Fernbank Museum Auditorium, which will begin at 6:30PM. Loubser’s talk is titled The Stone-Walled Complex within Track Rock Gap, Union County, far northern Georgia. Two test units excavated in 2002, one in a meandering stone wall and the other within a massive stone pile, revealed that both the wall and the stone pile are prehistoric in origin. The closest fit of the mapped and excavated remains are with the stone-walled complexes that Indians erected to honor and communicate with spirits of the dead.

Archaeological sites to visitArchaeology 101Museums and Historical CentersWinter 2012 issue

Preserving our past for our future: The Chesser-Williams House

Submitted by Catherine Long

Chesser Williams House Lord Aeck Sargent 2The Chesser–Williams House is now at the campus of the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. The House has exquisite art work on its exterior and interior. By moving the House to the Center, it will be preserved for educational programming. The project has received recognition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of 22 projects in the United States that received a Cynthia Woods Mitchell grant in 2010.

ArchaeoBus NewsSGA notices online

ArchaeoBus in Stone Mountain

Submitted by Rita Elliott and Nick Joseph (archaeobus@thesga.org)

Abby the ArchaeoBus is in residence at New South Associates in Stone Mountain through June 2013. A wonderful crew at NSA is conducting a regional pilot program to reach a more diverse and greater percentage of the Georgia population. This will serve to guide how we use Abby in other regions of our large state. Nick Joseph, Marketing Coordinator at NSA, will be the Stone Mountain Regional Coordinator for the ArchaeoBus.

SGA notices onlineThe SGA news

Today is “Georgia Gives Day”

Submitted by Pamela Baughman

Governor Nathan Deal has officially declared today (12/6/2012) as “Georgia Gives Day,” reflecting an initiative created by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits to highlight the work of non-profit organizations and encourage philanthropic giving. In the spirit of this day, consider donating to the Society for Georgia Archaeology’s Endowment fund. You can do so via SGA’s online portal by clicking here.

The SGA newsWinter 2012 issue

Lewis Larson passes

Dr. Lewis H. Larson, Jr., who was active in Georgia archaeology for more than fifty years, passed away on November 25, 2012. Dr. Larson is is best known for his excavations at Etowah in northwest Georgia and sites along the coast of Georgia. Dr. Larson was appointed Georgia’s first State Archaeologist in 1972.

2012 FallSGA notices online

Register at the meeting

Please join members of the SGA and others interested in Georgia archaeology at our Fall 2012 meeting, to be held Saturday, October 27th, in Columbus. Meet for the morning presentations at 8:30AM at the Columbus Museum’s Patrick Theater. In the afternoon, there’s an option to visit the National Civil War Naval Museum on a group tour with other SGA meeting attendees. There’s a small charge for registration for the meeting, and an additional charge for the National Civil War Naval Museum tour. All stories on this website about the 2012 Fall Meeting are here.

Chapter NewsGwinnett Archaeological Research Society

October 2012 issue of GARS newsletter available

The October 2012 issue of the newsletter of the Gwinnett County Chapter of SGA, the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), is now available. The newsletter is named Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin. Read stories about Fort Daniel news and upcoming plans for this fall’s Frontier Faire, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, 20–21 October 2012—you’re invited!—and other activities of the Chapter.

Georgia Archives to close

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

GA Archives bldg Morrow Tourism CUFinish your research at the Georgia Archives before November 1st, 2012.That’s because the Archives will close to the public on that day, and staffing may be too reduced for you to get a special appointment to access the Archives. Note that as of the date of this post, this information is not noted on the Archives’ website.

Fall 2012 issueGwinnett Archaeological Research Society

September 2012 issue of GARS newsletter available

The September 2012 issue of the newsletter of the Gwinnett County Chapter of SGA, the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), is now available. The newsletter is named Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin. Read stories about upcoming plans for this fall’s Frontier Faire, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, 20–21 October 2012—you’re invited!—and other activities of the Chapter.

Fall 2012 issueGwinnett Archaeological Research SocietyOnline news and researchSGA notices online

2012 Fort Daniel Frontier Faire scheduled for 20–21 October

Submitted by Leslie Perry (lpdigsite@netscape.net)

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), a Chapter of SGA, and the Friends of Ft. Daniel Foundation (FDF), will host their annual Fort Daniel Frontier Faire on Saturday, October 20 from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, October 21 from 11am to 4pm. Enjoy a museum display, Trading Post, face painting, archaeological tour, refreshments, blacksmith, and other vendors right on the location of the fort in Buford in Gwinnett County. Admission is open to the public at $2 per person or $5 per family.

Fall 2012 issueSGA notices onlineThe SGA news

The SGA leadership meets in Douglas

The SGA’s leaders met all afternoon on Friday, August 17th, 2012, in Stubbs Hall on the campus of South Georgia College, in Douglas. Typically, the SGA leadership meets four times each year, because of the many projects and activities the organization has undertaken to attain the Society’s goals and mission. This meeting was scheduled so members could also attend the annual meeting of SOGART, a Chapter of the SGA, entitled “2012 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology.”

Events informationOnline news and researchSGA notices onlineSouth Georgia Archaeological Research Team

Reminder: Attend SOGART Symposium on August 18th

The South Georgia Archaeological Research Team, SOGART, a Chapter of the SGA, is sponsoring the 2012 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology, to be held Saturday August 18th in Stubbs Hall Auditorium on the South Georgia College campus in Douglas. Registration is free, and will begin at 8:00AM. Papers are scheduled for all day, and topics should appeal to anyone interested in Georgia archaeology. Click here to access a PDF of the all-day symposium program.

Archaeology 101Weekly Ponder

Meetings: Crossroads to knowledge

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

Meetings are a crossroads to knowledge. The full story discusses the April 2012 statewide preservation conference. You’ve missed that meeting, but it’s not too late—May also has interesting events scheduled for 2012 Archaeology Month, including the SGA’s Spring Meeting, which will be held Saturday, May 19th, at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville.

2012 Archaeology Month2012 SpringThe SGA news

Final program available for the 2012 Spring Meeting

Submitted by Catherine Long, SGA President (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Spring Meeting co-sponsored by SGA and Georgia Gwinnett College! The date is Saturday, May 19 starting at 8am in the state-of-the art Student Center. Click here to access a PDF of the Spring Meeting Program (final version).

2012 Archaeology MonthSummer 2012 issue

May is Georgia Archaeology Month!

Submitted by Tammy Herron (tfherron@gmail.com)

2012 ArchaeoMo Proclamation signing CUThe SGA’s 19th annual Georgia Archaeology Awareness promotion, Archaeology Month 2012, has as its theme Commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Our request for a proclamation designating May as Georgia Archaeology Month was received and acknowledged by the Governor’s office. Representatives from Georgia’s archaeological community, including the SGA, attended the proclamation signing by Governor Nathan Deal on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Archaeological sites to visitVolunteer opportunities

DeKalb County research project open to the public

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

Lyon farmhouse from Lyon Farm flyer 2012 CUThe Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, Inc. and Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division (HPD) are partnering in a public archaeology project at the Lyon Farm in DeKalb County. The public is invited to attend and participate in excavations planned over two weekends in 2012. Fieldwork is designed to 1) locate cabins that housed slaves prior to the Civil War; and 2) uncover evidence of Creek settlement prior to the establishment of Lyon Farm around 1800. You must notify HPD ahead of time if you want to participate in this fieldwork.

2012 Archaeology MonthAugusta Archaeological SocietySGA notices onlineSummer 2012 issue

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.

Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society

GAAS announces May speaker

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky (vegotsky@earthlink.net)

GAAS_logo_100The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the SGA will meet on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, at 7:30 pm to hear a presentation by Michael Bunn, of Columbus. He will speak to the GAAS about the poorly known Creek Wars as they relate to the War of 1812. As Mr. Bunn notes, “Too few of the sites at which they were fought are interpreted for the public, and too few people understand their importance.” The topic is in accordance with May being Archaeology Month in Georgia, with a theme this year of the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The GAAS monthly meeting will take place at Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Summer 2012 issue

Dr. Tucker becomes State Archaeologist

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

hpd_logo_circularOn 11 April 2012, the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced that Georgia has a new State Archaeologist, Dr. Bryan Tucker. Dr. Tucker succeeds Dr. David Crass, who is now Director of HPD.

SGA notices onlineSouth Georgia Archaeological Research TeamSummer 2012 issueThe SGA news

2012 SOGART symposium call for papers

Submitted by S. Dwight Kirkland (dkirk@windstream.net)

SOGART, the South Georgia Archaeological Research Team, a Chapter of the SGA announces that its 2012 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology will be held at Stubbs Hall, South Georgia College, Douglas, on August 18th. Presentations are now being solicited for the meeting. Click here for an announcement suitable for posting.

2012 Archaeology Month2012 SpringSummer 2012 issueThe SGA news

2012 Archaeology Month event brochure

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

2012 ArchaeoMo illus CUThe SGA is proud to present the 2012 Archaeology Month event brochure, accessible by clicking here. All events listed in the brochure are also entered in the SGA’s online calendar All programs, events, and ongoing exhibits listed in the brochure are listed in the full story. Not all events are in May, although May is Archaeology Month in Georgia.

Online newsSummer 2012 issue

Leake Site exhibition opens in Columbus

Columbus Mus Gateway CUThe Gateway to the Past: Georgia’s Leake Site exhibition will be on display through Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Columbus Museum, on Wynnton Road east of downtown Columbus. Using excavated artifacts from the Leake site and the Columbus Museum’s collection of Chattahoochee Valley objects, this history exhibition shows visitors what life was like for prehistoric American Indians living in what is now northern Georgia. The exhibition also includes an interactive audio/visual tour. Admission is free. Read more about the Leake site on this website by clicking here.

Online news

Columbus Museum exhibition on George Cooke and Thomas Hope

Columbus Mus Annotations CUThe Annotations: George Cooke & Thomas Hope and the Influence of Antiquity exhibition is on view at the Columbus Museum through Sunday, July 22, 2012. George Cooke (1793-1849), who began his career as a self-taught painter, sought to increase his skill and knowledge by following the custom of many American artists in traveling to Europe. The Columbus Museum the second largest general museum in Georgia, and admission is free.

2012 Archaeology Month2012 SpringArchaeology 101SGA notices online

Volunteer for the SGA! Join now!

The Society for Georgia Archaeology is a volunteer organization. It only can achieve its goals if you help. So, join the SGA and become an active participant in SGA activities. Click here for more information on joining the SGA. Help our wonderful organization achieve its goals, and help preserve Georgia’s archaeological heritage in the process! Begin your involvement in the SGA by attending our Spring Meeting, to be held at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville on Saturday, May 19, 2012, in conjunction with 2012 Archaeology Month.

2012 Archaeology Month2012 SpringPresident's messageSGA notices onlineSpring 2012 issue

President’s Message: Spring 2012

SGA President Catherine Long discusses the Society for Georgia Archaeology’s plans for Archaeology Month 2012, in May, and the Society’s associated Spring Meeting on Saturday, May 19, with the theme Commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. President Long also highlights other activities of the Society.

2012 Archaeology Month2012 SpringEvents informationSummer 2000 issue

Spring 2012 Meeting hotel and meeting info

Submitted by Tammy Herron (tfherron@gmail.com)

Please make plans to attend the Spring 2012 Meeting of The Society for Georgia Archaeology on Saturday, May 19th, at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville. The meeting will be held in the Student Center (Level 1, LVIS Room), and registration begins at 8:00am. The SGA has reserved rooms at the nearby Country Inn & Suites—Lawrenceville. These rooms will be available at the group rate until Wednesday, April 18th.

2012 SpringSpring 2012 issue

Spring Meeting 2012 preliminary FINAL schedule

The Society for Georgia Archaeology is proud to present the preliminary program for our Spring Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at Georgia Gwinnett College. This meeting is in conjunction with 2012 Archaeology Month. The Archaeology Month theme this year is Commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The meeting will be held in the Student Center (Level 1, LVIS Room), and registration begins at 8:00am.

Events informationJust for kidsSGA notices onlineSocial Studies Fair awardsSpring 2012 issueTeacher/Student

2012 Georgia Social Studies Fair SGA/GCPA award winners

Submitted by Lynn Pietak (lpietak@edwards-pitman.com)

Frontiers in the Soil cover at angle CUThe Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) and the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists (GCPA) gave two awards at the Georgia Social Studies Fair 2012. The SGA and GCPA are pleased to give awards at this event because it supports our mission “to unite all persons interested in the archaeology of Georgia and to work actively to preserve, study and interpret Georgia’s historic and prehistoric remains.” The 2012 winners are fifth-grader John Hendricks of Jasper Elementary in Pickens County and eighth-grader Connor Hynek of Herschel Jones Middle School in Paulding County. Awards include a copy of the book Frontiers in the Soil, also available from the SGA.

SGA notices onlineThe SGA newsWinter 2011 issue

The SGA’s Endowment Fund wants you!

Submitted by Catherine Long (sgapres@thesga.org)

As you consider your charitable gifts for the 2011 tax year, the SGA asks that you add the Society’s Endowment Fund to your list. The Fund supports educational outreach and the preservation of archaeological sites. The SGA is a registered non-profit organization. If you have already donated to the SGA for 2011, the Society thanks you.

Coastal Georgia Archaeological SocietyWinter 2011 issue

Hilton Head Chapter hosting CGAS speaker

New Georgia Encyclopedia Mary Musgrove photo CUChica 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.

SEAC Grant Program offers up to $2K annually

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

SEAC_logo_100.jpgAre you looking for funding for educational or outreach activities? The Southeastern Archaeological Conference offers one grant per year, not to exceed $2000. The end of this grant cycle is December 1, 2012. Read more on the SEAC website here.

2012 Places in Peril announced

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

Gainesville Pavilion GA Trust Place in Peril 2012 CUWhat places in Georgia with historic importance are most under threat right now? In late October 2012, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released its list of 2012 Places in Peril. This year all are standing structures, and four have white (or nearly white) columns. One is a pavilion from an amusement park in Gainesville and another is an embattled historic dormitory on the UGA campus in Athens.

ArchaeoBus NewsThe SGA newsWinter 2011 issue

ArchaeoBus at Fort Hawkins for week

Ft Hawkins master plan graphic CUThis week, 24–31 October, 2011, the SGA’s ArchaeoBus is at Fort Hawkins and open to the public, while excavations are in progress. This is the first time the ArchaeoBus has visited active excavations! Fort Hawkins, on a hill above the Ocmulgee National Monument and downtown Macon, dates to 1806, before Macon was founded. On the 31st, attend a Press Conference at 3:00PM, when you can see all that was found during the week, and tour the ArchaeoBus. At 5:00PM, the first Fort Hawkins Halloween Hauntings will begin, with ArchaeoBus tours a major highlight of this free, fun, family event.

Archaeology 101Weekly PonderWinter 2011 issue

October 22nd is National Archaeology Day

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

2011 National Archaeology Day AIA CULeading national archaeological organizations are partnering to participate in National Archaeology Day, on 22 October 2011. What will you do to celebrate? In addition, across the US and Canada, there are events throughout the whole month of October. What will you do to celebrate archaeology this year? And, it’s not too soon to start planning your 2012 National Archaeology Day celebrations!

Fall 2011 issueOnline news and researchThe SGA newsVolunteer opportunities

Highlights from the August 2011 Board Meeting

Submitted by Catherine Long (sgapres@thesga.org)

2011 Aug Board Meeting TJ presentation CUThe SGA Board and Officers met Saturday afternoon, 27 August, at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon. In partnership with the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists, the SGA is supporting a plan to interface more effectively with the Atlanta Regional Commission. The ArchaeoBus is scheduled at events in Perry and along the coast this fall. We look forward to seeing you at the SGA Fall Meeting in Athens on Saturday, October 22. Slots are still open for those who wish to give presentations. On Saturday evening, we hope you can attend a live auction to raise money for the SGA. In addition, we plan to implement click-online membership renewals and donations soon.

SGA notices onlineThe SGA news

August meeting of SGA leadership a success

2011 08 Summer Board Meeting CUThe SGA Board and Officers met Saturday afternoon, 27 August 2011, in the Georgia Room at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon. The SGA leadership addressed various issues, both old and new business. And, during the breaks, attendees checked out exhibits in the halls surrounding the meeting room.

2011 Archaeology Month2011 SpringPresident's messageSpring 2011 issue

President’s Message: Preparing for Archaeology Month 2011—and more

Submitted by Catherine Long (sgapresident@thesga.org)

sga_logo_cuSGA President Catherine Long updates members of the SGA on current activities by the Society’s leaders. We’re getting ready for Archaeology Month 2011 and our associated Spring Meeting, planned for McDonough on May 13–15. The theme is Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War Through Archaeology. That’s not all, however; the SGA has many committees, including on Membership, Advocacy, the ArchaeoBus, Website and Communication, Chapter Relations, and the Endowment—and more. The SGA’s newest committee is charged with selling over 3500 copies of the 2nd—and final—edition of Frontiers in the Soil; look for details on ordering on this website soon! Catherine also requests volunteers to work on poster packaging.

2011 Archaeology Month

Reunion of PIT volunteers, April 30th

Submitted by Jack Wynn (jtmfwynn@windstream.net)

Scull_Shoals_window_frame_CU.jpgPassport In Time volunteers from any era are invited to the Passport In Time (PIT) Reunion at Scull Shoals on Saturday, April 30th, 2011, between 10AM and 4PM. The Reunion is being held in conjunction with the Scull Shoals Festival at the old mill site on the Oconee National Forest in Greene County. The big event is jointly hosted by the Friends of Scull Shoals, Inc, and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.

2011 Archaeology MonthEvents informationSGA notices online

Ongoing events during Georgia Archaeology Month 2011

Submitted by Pam Baughman (pajgriffin@comcast.net)

For the 18th year, SGA is coordinating Georgia Archaeology Month, a statewide promotion that encourages the public to learn about the archaeological resources present in our state, and creates awareness about the importance of protecting Georgia’s archaeological heritage. Archaeology Month occurs during May, and the 2011 theme is “Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War Through Archaeology.” The full story lists ongoing events, mostly exhibits.

Spring 2011 issue

DNR-Historic Preservation Division hires two new archaeologists

Submitted by Richard Moss (DNR-Historic Preservation Division)

hpd_logo_circularThe Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources now employs two additional archaeologists, Rachel Black and Richard Moss. Black serves as a review archaeologist and is primarily responsible for assessing archaeological investigations conducted by/for GDOT. Moss conducts archaeological surveys on state lands to identify and protect archaeological sites threatened by foresting activities.

Archaeological sites to visit

Meet March 12th to help save log home

Trail of Tears Assn GA tear graphic CUHelp save a log building in Gordon County that’s on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered “the oldest home in Gordon County.” Meet on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Rockdale Plantation to join the effort.

Complete online survey NOW

HPD_Preserv_Plan_to_2011_cover_CU.jpgGeorgia’s Historic Preservation Division has composed a survey to solicit your input about the goals of their program for their next five-year preservation plan. Their existing plan goes through 2011. The online survey will end on February 28th, so fill it out NOW. Here’s the link. Your opinions are important!

Events informationNorthwest Georgia Archaeological SocietySpring 2011 issue

Archaeology meeting and pottery washing—January 13th at New Echota

Submitted by Jim Langford (jlangford@fc-solutions.com)

On Thursday, January 13, 2011, we will have our annual “pottery washing” event and workshop at New Echota Historic Site located near Calhoun. This is part of our regularly scheduled meetings of the Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society meeting. The meeting will start at 7:00pm. The public is enthusiastically encouraged to attend.

Chapter NewsEvents informationGreater Atlanta Archaeological SocietySpring 2011 issue

GAAS January meeting rescheduled for Tuesday, the 25th, 2011

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky (vegotsky@earthlink.net)

Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s archaeology lab manager, Rachael Hensley will give a talk entitled Deciphering Lamar Incised Ceramics on the Lower Ocmulgee River.The January meeting is rescheduled for the 25th.

Publication newsSGA notices onlineThe SGA newsWinter 2010 issue

Introduction: The Profile’s new editor

Submitted by Kelly Woodard (kelly@thesga.org)

I, Kelly Woodard, would like to introduce myself as the incoming editor for The Profile newsletter and website. As a recent graduate of Georgia State University, I am excited to be an active member of the Georgia archaeological community, especially the Society for Georgia Archaeology. Please consider sending me a story of interest to our members for posting on this website!

Please help Cave Spring by voting in the Pepsi Grant Program for December

Submitted by Kelly Woodard (kelly@thesga.org)

Cave_Spring_hotel_log_reveal_RN-T_photo_CU.jpgThe Cave Spring Log Cabin Project is participating in the Pepsi Grant Program for December. Help them win financial support from Pepsi by voting for their project all through December! Thank you!

Chapter NewsEvents informationNorthwest Georgia Archaeological SocietyWinter 2010 issue

NWGAS chapter meeting November 11 at Etowah Mounds Museum

Submitted by Jim Langford (jlangford@fc-solutions.com)

Etowah_md_in_winter_CUThe Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society is holding their chapter meeting meeting at the Etowah Indian Mounds Museum, Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 7pm. Presentation by Tommy Hudson entitled Prehistoric Stone Constructions in Georgia: An Overview. Tommy is a local researcher and founding member of the Eastern States Rock Art Research Association.

2010 FallGeorge S. Lewis Archaeological Stewardship AwardSGA notices onlineThe SGA newsWinter 2010 issue

St. Simons Island resident receives George S. Lewis Archaeological Stewardship Award

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@gmail.com)

2010_GS_Lewis_Ellen_Provenzano_CU.jpgAt the SGA business meeting on October 16th, 2010, Ellen Provenzano, Glynn County 4th grade teacher and Glynn County Schools Archaeology Education Coordinator received the prestigious George S. Lewis Archaeological Stewardship Award from the Society for Georgia Archaeology.

2010 FallEvents informationFall 2010 issueMeetingsSGA notices online

Register NOW for Fall Meeting

Submitted by Kevin Kiernan (kevin.kiernan@gmail.com)

UPDATED!
Now’s the time to get out your calendar and checkbook, and make your reservations for the Fall 2010 meeting. The Fall meeting will take place on St. Simons Island and environs from Friday-Sunday, 15-17 October 2010. The general theme of the meeting is Historic Preservation of Prehistoric, Colonial and Plantation Structures on the Coast. Reservations for events and hotel rooms are due by September 8th. We have dropped the Friday night BBQ and accordingly adjusted the Friday activities for early arrivals. Send in your completed form and check NOW!

Events informationFall 2010 issueSouth Georgia Archaeological Research Team

Upcoming SOGART Symposium in Douglas

SOGART’s 2010 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology will be held Saturday, August 14th, at South Georgia College, in Douglas. Registration begins at 8 am, with papers until 3:45.

ArchaeoBus NewsPhoto galleriesSGA notices onlineSummer 2010 issue

Governor’s Award in the Humanities presented to Rita Elliott

Submitted by Tom Gresham (searcheo@aol.com)

RitaElliott_GovAward2010_CU.jpgUPDATE: new photos!
Rita Elliott, one of the most active, creative and energetic SGA members in recent memory, was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Award in the Humanities at a banquet in downtown Atlanta on May 11, 2010. She was presented the award on stage by Governor Sonny Perdue’s special assistant and former DNR Commissioner Lonice Barrett, Georgia Humanities Council President Jamil Zainaldin, National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman and former Congressman Jim Leach, and Humanities Awards Committee Chair Swann Seiler.

ArchaeoBus NewsSGA notices onlineSummer 2010 issue

Rita Elliott to receive 2010 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Long-time SGA member and past president Rita Elliott has been informed in a letter from Governor Sonny Perdue that she will be a recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Award in the Humanities. The presentation ceremony will be held Tuesday May 11, 2010 at the Old Georgia Railroad Depot in Atlanta, beginning at 10:30 AM with a lecture. The awards luncheon will follow at noon. Ticket information is in the full story.

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringEvents informationFall 2009 issueWinter 2009 issue

Host an Event for Georgia Archaeology Month May 2010

Submitted by Pamela Baughman (pbaughman@dot.ga.gov)

sga_logo_cuPlan an event anywhere in the state for Archaeology Month in spring 2010! This story links to a form you can download and fill out to get your event in our Calendar of Events brochure. Activities of all sorts are welcomed!

Fall 2009 issueSGA notices onlineThe SGA newsWinter 2009 issue

Fall Meeting Report, 2009

Submitted by Catherine Long (Catherine.Long@gwinnettcounty.com)

sga_logo_cu The SGA Fall Meeting was held at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center on Saturday, October 17th in Buford, with a great panel of presentations. During the Business Meeting, members learned the SGA is seeking volunteers for two important positions: Society Secretary and Editor of The Profile. Please read the full story and let President Dennis Blanton know your thoughts regarding The Profile publication—web only versus a costlier “dead-tree” version.

Events informationFall 2009 issueWinter 2009 issue

NPS’s 2010 Archaeological Prospection Workshop

Submitted by Steve Devore (steve_de_vore@nps.gov)

Profile_09_NPS_graphic_CU The National Park Service’s 2010 workshop on archaeological prospection techniques entitled “Current Archaeological Prospection Advances for Non-Destructive Investigations in the 21st Century” will be held May 24–28, 2010, at the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton, North Dakota. Registration is $475. The full story has a link to the application form and more information.

Blue Ridge Archaeology GuildChapter NewsFall 2009 issueGeorgia Mountains Archaeological SocietyThe SGA newsWinter 2009 issue

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.

2009 Archaeology Month2009 SpringArchaeoBus NewsSpring 2009 issue

You are cordially invited

Submitted by Rita Elliott (archaeobus@thesga.org)

archaeobus_littleAre you curious about all this hub-bub over some old vehicle? Come satisfy your curiosity and see the brand new ArchaeoBus at its christening. The ArchaeoBus, (A.B or “Abbey” for short), becomes official on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 4:00 pm, after the presentations at the Spring Meeting!

2009 Archaeology Month2009 SpringSpring 2009 issue

Archaeology Month events

Submitted by Pamela Johnson (pamjohnson@dot.ga.gov)

Please visit our online calendar to read about events happening around the state for 2009 Archaeology Month! May is Archaeology Month in Georgia!

2009 Archaeology MonthSpring 2009 issue

Archaeology programs at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia

Submitted by Dean Wood (wdeanwood@southres.com)

The Preserve at Callaway Gardens is offering archaeology programs again this year. The Preserve at Callaway Gardens encompasses thousands of acres of land west of Callaway Gardens in Harris County. It is dedicated to the wise stewardship of our natural resources and to offering new, exciting, environmental education programs. Of all of Callaway’s land, this […]

Spring 2009 issueThe SGA news

Georgia On My Mind Days at Georgia Visitor Centers

The Visitor Information Center Program of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division is once again sponsoring Georgia On My Mind Days at Georgia’s Visitor Centers. These events are free, and SGA can set up a table/display (we must provide the table) to distribute our brochures and informational fliers; offer fun, educational games and […]

2009 Archaeology MonthSpring 2009 issue

Late-breaking Archaeology Month activity sponsored by the Friends of Scull Shoals

Submitted by Jack Wynn (jtmfwynn@windstream.net)

Event: Spring Crafts Festival, Scull Shoals Mill Village Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009 Time: 10 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Macedonia Road to FS Road 1234, Off GA Highway15, between Athens and Greensboro. For maps and directions see website here Contact: Bob Skarda, 770-846-1859, ; or Jack Wynn, 770-287-5506, Fee: $5.00; lunch available, additional charge […]

2009 Archaeology MonthSpring 2009 issue

Open House—Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory

Submitted by Meggie Dunivent (meggied0716@gmail.com)

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory at the University of West Georgia is hosting their annual Open House on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Come out and bring the entire family, rain or shine! We will have an archaeological dig in the mock pit, flint knapping demonstrations by James […]

Spring 2009 issue

Rock art lecture and book signing announcement

Submitted by Jannie Loubser (jloubser@stratumunlimited.com)

The Dawn of Art: Recent Discoveries on Shamanism, Altered States and the Origin of Religion and Art Free public lecture followed by a book signing at the Savannah College for Art and Design (SCAD) Event Space, Atlanta Campus, on Saturday Night April 25, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM For the first and perhaps only […]

ArchaeoBus NewsWinter 2008 issue

Birth announcement

Submitted by Rita Elliott (rfelliott@windstream.net)

The Society for Georgia Archaeology is pleased to announce a recent birth after a long labor. The new arrival is a beautiful, baby bus. ArchaeoBus arrived on November 21, 2008, measuring 16’ long and weighing several tons. Proud Godparents include the ArchaeoBus Committee. These baby pictures show the new bus, swaddled in its designer ‚“wrap” […]

Winter 2008 issue

Singer-Moye ownership shifted to UGA

Submitted by Mike Bunn (mbunn@columbusmuseum.com)

On Monday, November 17, 2008, the Columbus Museum formally transferred ownership of the Singer-Moye mound site property, located in Stewart County, to the University of Georgia. The ceremony, which was attended by Museum and UGA representatives, local elected officials, members of the Singer and Moye families and a number of interested citizens, was the culmination […]

Winter 2008 issue

St. Catherines Island ceramics featured in new Fernbank exhibit

Submitted by Dennis Blanton

Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta has opened a new permanent exhibition featuring artifacts from St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Using pottery as a lens, Conveyed in Clay: Stories from St. Catherines Island explores 5,000 years of human history, from the oldest type of pottery discovered in North America to the introduction of Spanish majolica […]

Fall 2008 issue

News from Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home

Submitted by Dave Davis (daved1@bellsouth)

Dave Davis is currently assisting Pat Garrow on further analysis of the artifacts recovered from the museum grounds in 1969-1971. We look forward to new insights from this important Cherokee center in northwest Georgia. The Chieftains looks forward to welcoming Dr. David Hally for a book signing and lecture regarding his new University of Alabama […]

Fall 2008 issue

ESRAC 2009—meeting info and call for papers

Submitted by Tommy Hudson (myrockart@yahoo.com)

The Eastern States Rock Art Conference is scheduled for March 27-29 at Red Top Mountain State Park, approximately 30 miles north of Atlanta.

Fall 2008 issue

Archaeological Society of South Carolina’s Fall Field Day announcement

Submitted by Tammy Forehand (TRFOREHA@mailbox.sc.edu)

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina’s annual Fall Field Day will be held on October 25th at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in Summerville, South Carolina. Dorchester offers a wonderful setting to discover the past. Its tabby fort ruins and the brick bell tower of St. George’s Anglican Church set a historic atmosphere, and its […]

Summer 2008 issueTeacher/Student

Call before you dig!

Submitted by Christine Neal (christine.neal@dnr.state.ga.us)

The recent amendment to one of Georgia’s archaeology laws might affect you, whether you are an avocational or professional archaeologist. Code Section 12-3-621 has always required a person who is going to dig on an archaeological site to first notify the Office of the State Archaeologist. This recent amendment has made that notification a lot […]

Summer 2008 issue

Waring Lab welcomes new Director

Submitted by Ray Crook (rcrook@westga.edu)

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory at the University of West Georgia (UWG) has a new Director. Concluding a nationwide search, Dr. H. Thomas Foster, II will join the Anthropology faculty at UWG and assume administrative responsibility for the Waring Laboratory on July 1, 2008. A familiar face in Georgia archaeology, Thomas received his […]

Summer 2008 issue

Report from the Office of the State Archaeologist

Submitted by David Crass (David_Crass@dnr.state.ga.us)

I’m pleased to announce that the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has been awarded a second Coastal Incentive Grant to study the effects of natural erosion on archaeological sites. The initial study targeted sites located on the back sides of our barrier islands and was completed last year. The upcoming study will examine sites on our […]

Just for kidsSocial Studies Fair awardsSummer 2008 issueThe SGA news

State Social Studies Fair

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

Madison Zerbe, fifth grade, and her winning exhibit. For the sixth year, SGA and the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists sponsored an Archaeology Award at the State Social Studies Fair held at Clayton State University on March 22. Madison Zerbe, a fifth grade student at Varnell Elementary School, won for her project on “Sequoyah.” Joshua […]

South Georgia Archaeological Research TeamSummer 2008 issue

2008 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology

Submitted by Dwight Kirkland (dkirk@alltel.net)

The South Georgia Archaeological Research Team (SOGART) will hold its annual research symposium on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at South Georgia College, Douglas, Georgia. The meeting will be held in the Stubbs Hall auditorium (Science Building) with the morning session beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at noon. It will reconvene for an afternoon session […]

2008 Archaeology MonthSummer 2008 issue

Archaeology Month proclaimed

Many archaeologists came to the Capitol to witness Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signing the Proclamation of Archaeology Month on 10 June 2008. Pictured, left to right, with the Governor (seated) are Mary Beth Reed, Ray Luce, David Crass, Terry Jackson, Phil Quirk, Bill Jordan, Myles Bland, Kathryn Ruedrich, Betsy Shirk, Tom Gresham, Tammy Herron, and […]

Fernbank Museum of Natural History Adult/Student Archaeology Program

Information on a week-long summer day program sponsored by Fernbank Museum in Summer 2008.

Winter 2006 issue

HoverCrafts might be of help

Submitted by Bill Frazier (fishtrap@bellsouth.net)

We all know that there are some riverine areas that are nearly impossible to reach, but may hold information about the past, especially if you are interested in resources such as fishtraps. I recently heard from a member of the HoverClub, owners of small one- and two-person Hover Crafts. It seems that the HoverClub have […]

CRM research notesWinter 2006 issue

Fernbank managing St. Catherines Island archaeological collection

Much of the routine archaeological activity at Fernbank concerns management of the St. Catherines Island archaeological collection. Great strides have been made to bring housing of the collection up to contemporary standards, and planning is underway for a new exhibit that will feature the many stories represented by this remarkable set of artifacts. Information about […]

Fall 2006 issue

Endowment Fund supports first project!

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@windstream.net)

Ever wonder what happens to all those wonderful Endowment contributions to the Society for Georgia (SGA) Archaeology Endowment Fund? The contributions generate interest that is used to fund archaeology research and public education projects. The SGA Board recently approved the use of the 2006 interest for its first Endowment project. These funds will provide assistance […]

Summer 2006 issue

DVD focuses on Georgia sites

A new DVD on Georgia prehistory, prepared by SGA member and Lost Worlds founder Gary Daniels, is available for purchase. The DVD covers the past 4000 years of Native American archaeology in the state, specifically focusing on six sites: the Sapelo Shell Ring complex, the Fort Mountain stone wall, Rock Eagle/Rock Hawk, Kolomoki Mounds, Ocmulgee […]