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.
There are 11 articles in this issue of The Profile. Each excerpt below links to the full article (click on the article headline or the 'Click here to read' link!)
Submitted by Tammy Herron
…in which President Tammy Herron discusses the Spring 2013 meeting, Georgia Archaeology Month, and the latest issue of Early Georgia. Read on to learn more about the great talks and tours from the meeting.
Submitted by Pam Baughman
The theme for this year’s summer reading program in Georgia public libraries is “Dig Into Reading.” Read on to learn more about The SGA’s involvement in the summer reading program, including a recent public outreach event by SGA secretary Pam Baughman.
Submitted by Leslie Perry
Frontiers in the Soil is a classic in archaeological literature that should be useful to everyone. First printed in 1979, Frontiers interprets Georgia’s past using accessible and humorous text by Roy S. Dickens, Jr. and creative color cartoon illustrations by James L. McKinley. Read on to learn about a new chapter challenge to make sure every public library in Georgia has a copy of this book.
This summer Jack Wynn, long-time SGA member and professor of anthropology at the University of North Georgia, returned to the Duckett site with his field school and members of the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild. Their work continues to shed new light on an important Middle Woodland period site in northern Georgia, and was the subject of a recent news article in the Gainesville Times.
The June 2013 issue of the newsletter of the Gwinnett County Chapter of SGA, the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), is now available. Longer articles include “Old Peachtree Road Field Trip,” and “Some Early Iron Making on the Georgia Frontier.” Also, read about the memorial service held at the Cherokee Nation capital of New Echota to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the removal of about 20,000 Cherokees to Indian Territory in 1838.
Submitted by Leslie Perry
Thanks to the hard work of SGA volunteers, the 2013 Georgia Archaeology Month posters have been packed and distributed across the state. Read on to learn more about the history of the Georgia Archaeology Month posters and the volunteers who make this outreach program a success.
Submitted by Dylan Woodliff
In this intriguing research report, Dylan Woodliff describes recent fieldwork by Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc. (EPEI) at The Anneewakee Creek site (9DO2) in Douglas County, Georgia. New work by EPEI suggests that this famous Woodland period mound site may contain previously unrecorded earthworks.
Submitted by Laura Seifert
The Digging Savannah app is now available in the Google Play marketplace. The app will work on most Android devices including smartphones and tablets. Just search for “Digging Savannah.” The App allows you to discover archaeology sites in and around Savannah that have been investigated and are on property open to the public. For more information, visit the Digging Savannah website by clicking here, and follow us on Facebook by clicking here.
Submitted by Inger Wood
For over twenty-five years, the Garden of the Coastal Plain at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro has served as a botanical and historical oasis on the edge of campus. Read on to learn more about the garden and recent efforts to turn the Bland Cottage into a museum.
Submitted by Keith Stephenson
Preston Holder’s important WPA-era archaeological fieldwork on the Georgia coast has been largely ignored. Thanks to recent efforts by SGA members, this picture is changing. Here Keith Stephenson reviews Kevin Kiernan’s book chapter about Preston Holder’s work on the Georgia coast, recently published by the University of Alabama Press.