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AnnouncementsEvents 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!

Blue Ridge Archaeology GuildChapters

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 […]

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

Mark your calendars for the Sixth Annual Frontier Faire

GARS_logo_CUThe Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) and the Fort Daniel Foundation are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Fort Daniel Frontier Faire, scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. Access a PDF of the announcement by clicking here.

Online newsSpring 2013 issueThe Profile

Archaeologist Constanza Ceruti speaks at UNG

Submitted by Tammy Herron and Jack Wynn

ceruti_in_north_georgia (100x94)On Wednesday, March 6th, Dr. Constanza Ceruti, an Argentine high-altitude archaeologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, was the guest speaker at the University of North Georgia (UNG) campus in Dahlonega. Dr. Ceruti discussed the burial rituals of the Inca and pre-Inca mummies found high in the Andes of Argentina. As Dr. Jack Wynn exclaimed, “this is exotic archaeology!” Dr. Ceruti will be speaking in various places during her visit to the U.S., and Dr. Alvaro Torres-Calderon arranged to have her speak at UNG. Her visit was made possible by a number of entities, including the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild, a chapter of the SGA located in Dahlonega.

Greater Atlanta Archaeological SocietyResearch articlesSGA notices onlineSpring 2013 issue

GAAS gets Singer-Moye update

Submitted by Lyn Kirkland and Stefan Brannan

SM testing CUAt their March meeting on the 12th, members and guests of the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society, a Chapter of the SGA, enjoyed hearing about the Singer-Moye Mississippian-period mound-and-village settlement that some Chapter members had visited in June 2012 from Stefan Brannan, a University of Georgia graduate student who was directing a Field School there. Brannan says that Singer-Moye is “the second largest Mississippian period mound center in Georgia that no one has ever heard of.” Brannan’s research has revealed hitherto unknown and important information about this archaeological site.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research SocietyOnline newsSGA notices onlineThe SGA news

March GARS newsletter available

The March 2013 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 a research article on a Creek settlement that is now an archaeological site in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Fort Daniel news, and more. Access a PDF of the new issue by clicking here.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research SocietySGA notices online

Catch up on GARS newsletter

The January and February 2013 issues of the newsletter of the Gwinnett County Chapter of SGA, the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), are now available. The newsletter is named Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin. Read Fort Daniel news and more.

AnnouncementsGwinnett 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.

AnnouncementsGreater 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.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

December issue GARS newsletter available

The December 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 more.

Events informationGreater Atlanta Archaeological Society

GAAS to meet November 13th

GAAS_logo_100The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the SGA will meet on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012, at 6:30PM to hear Tommy Hudson discuss Some Observations on Prehistoric Stone Structures in Georgia. For more than 40 years, Mr. Hudson has been researching and recording petroglyphs (rock art) and petroforms (rock man-made constructions) in Georgia. During this time, he has compiled a list of more than 120 petroglyphs and more than 130 petroforms in the northern half of Georgia, and the presentation is based on that research.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

November GARS newsletter available

The November 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 this fall’s successful Fourth Frontier Faire, held Saturday and Sunday, 20–21 October, with about 250 attendees.

AnnouncementsGwinnett 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.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research SocietySummer 2012 issue

June GARS newsletter is here!

The June 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. The issue has stories about Fort Daniel research and recaps Archaeology Month activities. Find all stories about GARS on this website by clicking here.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research SocietySummer 2012 issue

May 2012 GARS newsletter available

The fourth 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. GARS members are heavily involved in this year’s Archaeology Month, in May, which has the theme Commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Augusta Archaeological SocietyThe SGA newsWinter 2011 issue

AAS’s newsletter details activities throughout 2011

Catch up with the news of the SGA’s Augusta Chapter, the Augusta Archaeological Society, by reading the December issue of the AAS’s newsletter, The Debitage. The issue details activities of the AAS in 2011, and plans for a holiday party on December 8th.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research SocietyPhoto galleriesWinter 2011 issue

2011 Frontier Faire well attended

Submitted by Leslie Perry (digsitelp@yahoo.com)

2011 Ft Daniel Faire CU flagThe well-attended October 2011 Frontier Faire at Fort Daniel, sponsored by the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society, a Chapter of the SGA, and the Fort Daniel Foundation, hosted a Trading Post, tours, a candle-maker, both Girl and Boy Scouts, a food area and more. The 2011 Frontier Faire is considered a definite success and will serve as a model for next year’s Faire.

ArchaeoBusGolden Isles Archaeological SocietyPhoto galleriesThe SGA newsWinter 2011 issue

The SGA at CoastFest, 2011

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

See lots of photos of the SGA’s ten tables and the ArchaeoBus at CoastFest 2011, held in October in Brunswick, by checking out the full story. Well over 9000 people attended CoastFest, and hundreds toured the ArchaeoBus and the exhibits under and around the SGA tent. The SGA installation was supported by 18 volunteers, many from the Golden Isles Archaeological Society, and also from Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, and the United Kingdom.

Golden Isles Archaeological SocietySummer 2011 issue

The GIAS May meeting: Award presented by Fred Cook for helping with Selden Project

Submitted by Patricia Bean (Golden Isles Archaeological Society)

At the GIAS meeting, Tuesday, May 3, 2011, archaeologist, Fred Cook presented Guale vs. Irene: A Comparison of Archaeological Cultures. During the meeting, Cook happily presented a plague for helping with the Selden Project in Brunswick, Georgia, over the spring to Jennifer Kennedy, her daughter, Shelby Kennedy, and to Jack Caldwell. Cook appreciated each of their help very much.

Events informationNorthwest Georgia Archaeological SocietySpring 2011 issue

NWGAS March 10th meeting entitled Creek and Cherokee at Chattanooga’s Moccasin Bend Site

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

The Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society will hold a meeting Thursday, March 10th, 2011, at the Etowah Indian Mounds Site near Cartersville. The lecture presented by Dr. Nick Honerkamp of the University of Tennesse at Chattanooga is Creek and Cherokee at Chattanooga’s Moccasin Bend Site. Located at the toe of Lookout Mountain, Moccasin Bend is one of America’s most unique and scenic archaeological sites—located at a significant geographic and geologic crossroads.

Coastal Georgia Archaeological SocietyEvents informationSpring 2011 issue

CGAS sponsors talk in February

Savannah_Ogeechee_canal_CU.jpgThe 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”.

Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society

January 2011 newsletter of the GAAS available

gaas_logo_cuThe January 2011 issue of Atlanta Antiquity, the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society’s monthly newsletter, is now available. This issue announces the new GAAS leadership.

AnnouncementsEvents 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.

Blue Ridge Archaeology GuildWinter 2010 issue

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.

Golden Isles Archaeological SocietySGA notices onlineThe SGA newsWinter 2010 issue

The SGA welcomes its newest Chapter: The Golden Isles Archaeological Society—GIAS

Submitted by Jamice Meschke, President GIAS (jdmeschke@comcast.net)

The Golden Isles Archaeological Society (GIAS) is the newest Chapter of the Society for Georgia Archaeology. Jamice Meschke, president of GIAS, appointed a sub-committee to write up new By-Laws in compliance with the rules and obligations of the SGA. Also read a brief summary of what the group has been involved with this fall.

AnnouncementsEvents 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.

Greater Atlanta Archaeological SocietySGA notices onlineWinter 2010 issue

Speaker at the GAAS November 9th meeting will discuss Spanish Paleolithic cave

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky (vegotsky@earthlink.net)

GAAS_logo_100Dr. Jim D’Angelo will give a Powerpoint talk on his recent visit to Cueva de la Pileta in Spain, one of the few Paleolithic caves in Europe still open to the public. Dr. D’Angelo will speak to the Greater Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society at its November meeting on the 9th. The meeting will be at Fernbank Museum of Natural History and begin at 7:30 PM. The presentation is free and open to the public. Also, the full story has a link to the November GAAS newsletter, Atlanta Antiquity.

SGA notices onlineWinter 2010 issue

GAAS schedules lecture on Maya archaeology

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky (vegotsky@earthlink.net)

GAAS_logo_100Dr. Terry Powis, a Mayan archaeologist on the faculty of Kennesaw State University, will speak before the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society, a chapter of the SGA, at the chapter’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 12th, at 7:30 PM. The meeting is open to the public.

Fall 2010 issueGeorgia archaeology onlineGwinnett Archaeological Research Society

GARS update: Archaeology Month 2010 and Fort Daniel activities

Submitted by James J. D'Angelo (4drdee@bellsouth.net)

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society teamed with the Fort Daniel Foundation to again combine their public archaeology event with FDF’s 2nd annual Frontier Faire at the Fort Daniel site in Gwinnett County, May 22-23. A highlight of the weekend was a brick making project employing methods and technology that would have been used in the late 18th–early 19th centuries.

Events informationGreater Atlanta Archaeological SocietySpring 2010 issue

GAAS April meeting topic is William Bartram

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

GAAS_logo_100Dr. Jim Kautz will speak to the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society, a chapter of the SGA, at our regular GAAS meeting on Tuesday April 13th. His presentation is titled “William Bartram and Archaeological Understandings in the Deep South”. Dr. Kautz has researched Bartram for some time and is the author of a recent biography of this famed writer, explorer, anthropologist (who visited and studied Native Americans in the late 18th century), naturalist, and poet.

Northwest Georgia Archaeological SocietySGA notices onlineSpring 2010 issue

Free lecture, pottery washing event, January 14th

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

Back by popular demand, the Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society will hold a prehistoric pottery washing and seminar on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at New Echota Historic Site located near Calhoun, Georgia. The meeting will begin at 7 pm. The public is invited to attend the program and meeting.

Events informationGreater Atlanta Archaeological SocietySGA notices onlineSpring 2010 issue

Archaeology of the Atlanta Campaign to be addressed at GAAS monthly meeting: 12 January

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky (vegotsky@earthlink.net)

GAAS_logo_100The Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society will start off the new year with a stimulating presentation by Garrett Silliman of Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc., titled Current Research in the Archaeology of the Atlanta Campaign. Mr. Silliman’s talk will be presented at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History on Clifton Road (just north of Ponce de Leon) on Tuesday, January 12th, beginning at 7:30 PM.

AnnouncementsBlue Ridge Archaeology GuildFall 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.

Fall 2009 issueWinter 2009 issue

GARS is busy at rock shelter, Fort Daniel

GARS_logo_CUThe Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) held a public archaeology day at the Creekside Rock Shelter in the Gwinnett County during the 2009 Winn Faire, October 13 and 14. The Faire, sponsored by the Gwinnett Historical Society, brought hundreds of visitors to the site. GARS and the newly incorporated, not-for-profit, Fort Daniel Foundation (FDF), also had a booth at the Faire. Their work at the Fort Daniel site also continues. Go to the full story to read more about GARS activities.

Events informationSummer 2009 issue

Call for Papers for SOGART’s 2009 Symposium

The South Georgia Archaeological Research Team, a chapter of the Society for Georgia Archaeology, has scheduled their 2009 Symposium for August 15th at South Georgia College in Douglas. The topic of the symposium is the archaeology of the Southeastern Coastal Plain. The meeting will be held in auditorium in Stubbs Hall (the Science Building). The […]

Augusta Archaeological SocietySummer 2009 issueThe Profile

AAS members host Archaeology Identification Day

May 23 was a great Archaeology Identification Day in Augusta. Rain threatened all day long but in the end, there were 160 visitors who came to the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House on Broad Street. Roughly 15 people brought in artifacts to identify and several AAS members brought in frames of artifacts for display. Archaeologists with […]

Coastal Georgia Archaeological SocietySummer 2009 issueThe Profile

Elliott speaks about Ossabaw

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, […]

Gwinnett Archaeological Research SocietySummer 2009 issueThe Profile

GARS and FDF hold Frontier Faire

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) and the Friends of Fort Daniel (FFD), recently announced that FFD has reorganized as The Fort Daniel Foundation (FDF). The new organization will be a non-profit, tax-exempt entity that can receive donations and grants directed at the on-going work at the site, including site preservation. In connection with these […]

Augusta Archaeological SocietySpring 2009 issue

AAS Chapter busy with meetings, events

The Augusta Archaeology Society Chapter is busy now with a variety of projects, meetings, and events. We are working on an update of our Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Hafted Biface Types booklet, this time adding an abbreviated ceramics component. Long-time member Vivian McDiarmid has involved herself in assembling our AAS records into an up-todate […]

2009 SpringGwinnett Archaeological Research SocietySpring 2009 issue

Gwinnett Chapter busy with Fort Daniel activities

GARS and Friends of Fort Daniel (FFD), a special committee created for Fort Daniel preservation efforts, have had a lot going on since the last Profile. Since Fort Daniel’s listing as one of ten historic properties listed the Georgia Trust’s 2009 Places in Peril, GARS and FFD have submitted an application for a Georgia Trust […]

Coastal Georgia Archaeological SocietyFall 2008 issue

Summer 2008 activities, fall plans

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 […]

Augusta Archaeological SocietyFall 2008 issue

Identification Day and more…

As usual, the Augusta Archaeological Society members have been involved in a number of activities related to archaeology and history. John Arena and John Whatley worked with the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society on an artifact identification day at the Old Capitol Museum in Milledgeville July 12. Following this, John Arena worked with Megan O’Neil regarding the […]

Georgia Mountains Archaeological SocietyResearch articles

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 […]

Coastal Georgia Archaeological SocietySummer 2008 issue

CGAS holds Spring Fling, attends ArchaeoFest

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 […]

Augusta Archaeological SocietySummer 2008 issue

Busy spring and early summer for AAS

The Augusta Archaeological Society (AAS) has recently gained a few members—YEAH!!! We continue to meet every other month at Famous Dave’s, a barbeque restaurant located at 2821 Washington Road in Augusta, Georgia. Chapter members remain active with a list of our activities included below. John Whatley worked with Lloyd Schroder at an Artifact Identification Day […]

Bulloch Hall Archaeology SocietySummer 2008 issue

BHAS members active

The Bulloch Hall Archaeological Society (BHAS) chapter was invited by the Roswell Historical Society (RHS) to share archaeology with the people of Roswell. On March 15 and 16, a table was provided in the Showcase of Homes. This year their theme was history, and we had two long tables with photos, Early Georgia, and The […]

Artifact informationGwinnett Archaeological Research SocietySummer 2008 issue

Of rock shelters and work at Fort Daniel

This year the GARS Archaeology Month event was a public archaeology day at the Creekside Rock shelter located on the historic Elisha Winn property in Dacula, on May 3 and 4. The site was first identified, recorded, and excavated by GARS in 2006. Although contending with intermittent showers and poor turnout on Saturday, two large […]

Gwinnett Archaeological Research SocietySpring 2008 issue

GARS explores rock piles, Fort Daniel, mystery artifacts

Tom Gresham talking about rock pile sites at the February GARS meeting. The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society has moved their monthly meeting date to the first Wednesday of the month, but is still meeting 7:30 to 9:00 PM in the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Building, 75 Langley Road, Lawrenceville. In February we had a […]

Augusta Archaeological SocietySpring 2008 issue

AAS elects new officers

Our annual holiday party was held Thursday night December 13th at the home of Audrey and Paul Mahoney. Officers elected for 2008 were as follows. President – Rosanne Stutts Vice President – John Arena Treasurer – Diane Black Secretary and Bulletin Editor – Donna Hope Programs and Special Events Chairman – John Whatley Steve Ferrell […]

Bulloch Hall Archaeology SocietySpring 2008 issue

BHAS conducts diverse activities

In December we held our meeting with festive flare by combining two events. Members provided a pot luck dinner, with a cool presentation by Jack Wynn on the “Archaeology of Upland Peru.” We had the Andes as a snowy backdrop in many of the slides Jack took of the sites and the archaeologists he met. […]

Ocmulgee Archaeological SocietyResearch articlesSpring 2008 issue

OAS busy educating the public, doing research

The OAS continues its mission of educating the public about the archaeology of Middle Georgia, and has had several excellent speakers this winter. In January Sam Lawson, recently returned to our area from south Georgia, gave a talk on the locations of the Creek towns that were along the Upper Ocmulgee from 1686 to 1716. […]

Augusta Archaeological SocietyWinter 2007 issue

Meetings and activities

Submitted by Augusta Archaeological Society

Dr. Al Goodyear of the University of South Carolina was the featured speaker at our October 11 meeting at Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que on Washington Road. Dr. Goodyear gave an update of work at the Topper site and a review of the latest concepts in Paleo Indian studies, including the 11,900 YBP comet theory and the […]

Bulloch Hall Archaeology SocietyWinter 2007 issue

Programs and planning

Submitted by Bulloch Hall Archaeological Society

The BHAS members used the September meeting as an annual planning meeting. Later in the fall we had two programs presented. One was by member Fred Scheidler on October 18th on Michoacan Bells. It started with the metalworking of the Peruvian Vicus culture, through the Moche empire, and then to Mexico. Several bells from Michoacan […]

Artifact informationGwinnett Archaeological Research SocietyWinter 2007 issue

Fort Daniel news, artifacts

Submitted by Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

Figure 1. English leaded crystal from Fort Daniel. GARS continues its study of the Fort Daniel site (9GW623) in Gwinnett County, having completed the first phase of investigations on November 9 after 16 weekends in the field. Results of the investigations to date were presented at the Fall SGA meeting. A PowerPoint presentation in PDF […]

Artifact informationCoastal Georgia Archaeological SocietyWinter 2007 issue

Fall Picnic; dugout canoe

Submitted by Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society

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 […]

Greater Atlanta Archaeological SocietyWinter 2007 issue

GAAS busy with monthly meetings

Submitted by Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society

This has been another great year for the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society, with membership increases and excellent monthly meeting programs. We are pleased to have new members from many backgrounds, including professional archaeologists, students, and avocational archaeologists. We want to thank SGA for continuing support in helping to recruit members and speakers for our monthly […]

Georgia Mountains Archaeological SocietyWinter 2007 issue

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 […]

Ocmulgee Archaeological SocietyWinter 2007 issue

OAS members busy attending, sponsoring events

The OAS continues has continued its work throughout Middle Georgia this fall, and has quite a few interesting activities to report. Mark Barnes, recently retired National Park Service Archaeologist, gave the OAS a great talk on the old and new theories about Clovis and pre-Clovis sites on November 5, particularly relating to the Borax Lake […]

Ocmulgee Archaeological SocietyWinter 2006 issue

2006 Ocmulgee Archaeological Society

—photo by John Trussel John Trussell and Stephen Hammack visited two small caves along the Houston-Macon County line in August 2006 to look for petroglyphs. Only the Houston cave was large enough to crawl into, though John (2007 OAS Treasurer) put on his thinking cap and opted to take pictures. John’s photo of Stephen emerging […]