There are 120 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!)

2016 FallEvents informationMeetingsOnline newsSGA notices online

SGA Fall 2016 Meeting

SGA_logo_web_100 In lieu of our annual Autumn meeting, the Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) will be hosting a symposium at the 73rd Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) Meeting in Athens, GA October 26-29, 2016. This symposium brings together a collection of recent archaeological research in Georgia. The papers presented will explore Georgia’s dynamic past ranging from the Archaic period to the twentieth century, including current events concerning the future of professional archaeology in Georgia. The session will conclude with a brief SGA meeting.

2016 Archaeology Month2016 SpringAnnouncementsArchaeology MonthEvents informationUncategorized

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.

Online newsUncategorized

Spread the Word, Save Our Sites

sga_logo_cuHelp Protect Archaeological Sites in Georgia! The public needs to share its concerns with the media and elected officials by contacting members in the House of Representatives and sharing the press release with your local news outlets. There are only 10 days left in the session to defeat this bill. Click here to read the full article.

2015 Archaeology Month2015 SpringAnnouncements

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.

2015 SpringMeetingsOnline newsOnline registrationSGA notices online

SGA is now accepting electronic payments via Square®

Misplaced your checkbook? No more stamps? Never fear! Joining SGA and paying your annual dues just got a lot easier, because SGA has adopted Square® as a means of accepting credit card payments! The service processes credit card payments two ways: through an online store and in person through a handy smartphone card reader. We’ve […]

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

May 2014 Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin now available

The May 2014 issue of the newsletter of the Gwinnett County Chapter of SGA, the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), is now available. Read about recent and planned activities of GARS, including Fort Daniel news.

AnnouncementsSummer 2013 issueThe Profile

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.

ChaptersSGA notices onlineSummer 2013 issueThe Profile

Frontiers in the Soil chapter challenge

Submitted by Leslie Perry

Frontiers_in_the_Soil_cover_at_angle_CU.jpgFrontiers 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.

Abby's diary

June 21st, 2013

ArchaeoBus 2013 Jun 21 CU…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus visits Buford Public Library and Duluth Public Library, both in Gwinnett County.

SGA notices onlineSummer 2013 issueThe Profile

The 2013 SGA Posters are on their way

Submitted by Leslie Perry

poster_packing_smallThanks 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.

AnnouncementsSpring 2013 issue

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.

Announcements

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.

AnnouncementsGreater Atlanta Archaeological SocietySGA notices online

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.

Announcements

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 diaryAnnouncementsArchaeoBus 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 diaryAnnouncementsArchaeoBus 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….

Online newsSGA notices online

Website continues to be a success

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.edu)

The SGA uses this website to inform its members about activities of the Society and to provide information about archaeology in Georgia to members and the interested public. In 2102, the website received just over 50,000 visits and just over 101,000 pageviews by over 42,000 unique visitors. That averages to 116 unique visitors every day, making this outreach effort quite successful. This website, like all SGA’s outreach endeavors, are supported by volunteers. Get your story idea ready to email to our new online editor, Ben Steere. Join the SGA! Make a donation to support the SGA!

Chapter NewsGwinnett Archaeological Research SocietyOnline newsSGA notices online

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.

AnnouncementsPublication newsSpring 2013 issueThe Profile

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.

On the levelSGA notices onlineSpring 2013 issueThe Profile

Michael Shirk remembered

Submitted by Tom Gresham

Mike Shirk May 2009 CU…in which SGA member Tom Gresham remembers Michael Shirk, who died on Sunday, February 10th, 2013. Tom begins: “Most of us in SGA knew Mike as an archaeo-spouse, one who was married to an archaeologist, for better and worse. And Mike was one of the best. He not only accepted his wife Betsy’s fervent interest in archaeology and SGA, he fully embraced it himself, becoming vitally engaged in the health and well-being of our society, to its lasting benefit.”

AnnouncementsOnline newsSGA notices onlineWinter 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.

Online newsSGA notices online

The SGA mourns Michael Shirk

Submitted by SGA President Tammy Herron (sgapresident@thesga.org)

Mike Shirk May 2009 CUThe Society for Georgia Archaeology is saddened to learn of the passing of Michael Shirk on Sunday, February 10th. Michael was a strong supporter of the SGA who worked to professionalize the organization, particularly the Treasurer’s records and the Society’s website. Also, Michael was instrumental in working to obtain the bookmobile that is now the ArchaeoBus. Michael continued to support SGA by working at various functions of the organization until very recently and donating his time, talents, and funding.

Blue Ridge Archaeology GuildOnline news and researchSpring 2013 issueThe Profile

News about Duckett site research

Duckett site shovel testing Wynn photo CULong-time SGA member Jack Wynn suggests our members and friends may be interested in reading this story by Hannah Parson, “Students Unearth History and Mystery at the Duckett Site,” posted on The Steeple, the online student newspaper of for the University of North Georgia–Dahlonega and the Military College of Georgia. So far, students—and members of the SGA Chapter Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild—have helped shovel test in a grid across the site area to understand variation across the settlement, and to analyze materials discovered and data recovered during the testing.

2013 Archaeology Month2013 SpringAnnouncementsSGA notices online

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.

2013 Archaeology Month2013 SpringPresident's messageSGA notices onlineWinter 2012 issue

President’s Message: Winter 2012

Submitted by Tammy Herron (sgapresident@thesga.org)

…in which new President Tammy Herron congratulates incoming members of SGA’s leadership and announces that the 2013 Spring Meeting will be in Macon on Saturday, May 18th, at both the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Ocmulgee National Monument. In addition, the SGA has joined The Coalition to Preserve the Georgia Archives. If you haven’t already done so, you can renew your membership online by clicking here.

Abby's diaryArchaeoBus NewsSGA notices online

December 12th, 2012

ArchaeoBus on Stone Mountain night CU…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus talks about her return journey to Stone Mountain to work from New South Associates over the next six months to educate the children of the Stone Mountain/East Atlanta/Dekalb County area on how nifty archaeology can be!

AnnouncementsSGA notices online

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.

AnnouncementsWinter 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.

Events informationGolden Isles Archaeological SocietyWinter 2012 issue

The SGA at CoastFest 2012

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

00 coastfest 2012 CUOnce again, the SGA sent the Archaeobus to CoastFest 2012, in Brunswick, along with tables of displays staffed by fifteen member-volunteers (thank you! thank you!). Kevin Kiernan took the organizational lead on this event. Over 8000 people from across Georgia and nearby states crowded onto the grounds of the DNR’s Coastal Regional Headquarters near the beautiful Sidney Lanier Bridge to attend this event on Saturday, October 6th, with many touring SGA’s offerings.

Fall 2012 issuePresident's messageSGA notices online

President’s Message: Fall 2012

Submitted by Catherine Long (sgapresident@thesga.org sgapresident@thesga.org sgapresident@thesga.org)

…in which President Catherine Long updates members on activities of the SGA in the third quarter of 2012. This is President Long’s last President’s Message, as Tammy Herron will become President at the end of the Fall Meeting, on October 27th in Columbus.

2012 FallEvents informationFall 2012 issueWeekly Ponder

2012 Fall Meeting abstracts

The SGA is proud to announce the presentations we’ll be hearing at the Fall Meeting, on Saturday, October 27th, at the Columbus Museum’s Patrick Theater. Go to the full story for the abstracts, and a downloadable version, too. For more stories on the SGA’s meeting, click here.

SGA notices online

Support the SGA’s endeavors: Support the Endowment Fund

Did you miss the Audacious Archaeology Auction last year? Guess what—it is not too late to contribute to the endowment of SGA! A challenge grant opportunity has been issued by the Coosawattee Foundation—the Foundation will match up to $250.00 any donation received by December 31, 2012, in support of the Endowment Fund. Please send your donation to the Society for Georgia Archaeology, PO Box 693, Athens, GA 30603. (We hope to implement on-line donations soon.) For all stories on the SGA’s Endowment Fund, click here.

Fall 2012 issueSGA notices online

Second donation gratefully received from Lacy Foundation

For the second year in a row, The Lacy Foundation has donated to the SGA’s Endowment Fund. The SGA appreciates this very much. These funds will help support the initiatives of the SGA. You, too, can help by donating to the SGA. Look for a means for doing this online, coming soon! We greatly appreciate your continued support!

Online news and researchSGA notices online

SGA letter concerning closing of Georgia Archives

SGA President Catherine Long has sent a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and others regarding our grave concern over the planned closing of the Georgia Archives on 1 November 2012.

ArchaeoBus NewsGolden Isles Archaeological SocietySGA notices online

Volunteer for the SGA at CoastFest 2012

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@gmail.com)

Rita Elliott invites you to volunteer to help with the SGA’s exhibit at CoastFest in Brunswick. Our biggest display will be the ArchaeoBus! Rita writes, “We will be setting up at 8 AM.” CoastFest runs from 10AM–4PM on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Follow the link in the full story, and tell Rita when you can help!

2012 FallSGA notices online

Call for papers: Fall Meeting, Columbus

The SGA is soliciting presentations for the 2012 Fall Meeting, to be held Saturday, October 27th, at the Columbus Museum‘s Patrick Theater. Presentations will be in the morning only (we’ll tour in the afternoon), so slots are limited (first come, first served!). Papers that focus on archaeological research in Georgia or the bordering states will be considered for the program, and students are encouraged to participate. Each presenter should plan for a presentation of 20 minutes. Click here to access a PDF of the Call for Papers.

Early GeorgiaFall 2012 issue

August Board Meeting: In detail

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

Catherine Long, President of the SGA, details the topics discussed at the Summer Board Meeting, held Friday, August 17th at South Georgia College in Douglas. Read the full story to learn about upcoming events you can attend, and some ways you can help the SGA. One exciting new plan is to publish color photographs on the website in conjunction with articles in Early Georgia.

AnnouncementsFall 2012 issueSGA notices online

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.”

2012 Archaeology Month2012 SpringAnnouncements

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).

AnnouncementsSGA notices onlineSouth Georgia Archaeological Research TeamSummer 2012 issue

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 SpringAnnouncementsSummer 2012 issue

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.

Golden Isles Archaeological Society

Golden Isles members busy contributing to multiple projects

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

SGA Board Member and Golden Isles Chapter member Kevin Kiernan provides an update on the many research projects Golden Isles members have underway. Activities include searching for a Spanish mission, examining Kelvin culture houses, and systematic studies of the Harrington Graded School, the last surviving segregated school on St. Simons Island. Check out links to other stories about Golden Isles member activities, including in the Jacksonville Times-Union and a DNR newsletter.

SGA notices onlineSpring 2012 issueWeekly Ponder

Annual website statistics: 2009–2011

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

How much attention has thesga.org, the website of the Society for Georgia Archaeology, received over the period 2009–2011? Read the full story and learn about the success of the SGA’s website. The SGA’s mission “is 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,” and this website aids the Society in reaching its goals.

2012 Archaeology Month2012 SpringSpring 2012 issueWeekly Ponder

War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration planned

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

Fort McHenry from CL CUWe hope you will join us in commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 by attending the SGA’s Spring Meeting on May 19th at the Georgia Gwinnett College campus. Georgia’s role in the War of 1812 had three main focus points: the Creek War (1813–1814), the British blockade, and the British occupation of St. Mary’s and Cumberland Island (1814–1815). Attend the Spring Meeting and learn about relationships between the Creek and the frontier people and feature research on fortifications from that period.

2012 Archaeology Month2012 SpringSGA notices onlineSpring 2012 issue

Call for Papers for 2012 Spring SGA meeting

Submitted by Pamela Johnson Baughman (pajgriffin@comcast.net)

sga_logo_cuJoin us on Saturday, May 19th, 2012, for the Spring Meeting of the Society for Georgia Archaeology. The theme for Archaeology Month is Commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. We’re looking for 6–7 presentations that pertain to this topic of 20 minutes or less including time for questions at the end. Details in the full story.

Archaeological sites to visitArchaeology 101SGA notices onlineSpring 2012 issue

Ocmulgee 75th Anniversary celebrated

Submitted by Tammy Herron (tfherron@gmail.com)

Ocumulgee 75th anniv visitor center CUSGA Vice-President Tammy Herron and two colleagues, George Wingard and Keith Stephenson, attended the 75th Anniversary Reception on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Ocmulgee National Monument. In a later ceremony, the SGA received a Certificate of Appreciation for helping to “preserve and protect the ‘Ocmulgee Old Fields'” and for helping to “create Ocmulgee National Monument” in 1936.

President's messageSGA notices onlineWinter 2011 issue

President’s Message, December 2011

Submitted by Catherine Long (sgapres@thesga.org)

SGA President Catherine Long summarizes the year’s events for the Society for Georgia Archaeology, and previews upcoming activities in 2012.

AnnouncementsSGA notices onlineWinter 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.

Online news and researchResearch articlesWinter 2011 issue

WPA Archaeology on the Georgia Coast

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

WPA 2011 Visitor Center artifacts CUPreston Holder was the most productive archaeologist of the Georgia Coast during the Federal Works Progress Administration era (WPA was created in April 1935), and, in fact, the SGA helped fund his salary prior to the WPA. Some artifacts from Holder’s work were displayed at the Visitor’s Center at the entrance to the St. Simons causeway. Kevin Kiernan discusses Holder’s work in the November 2011 issue of the Society for American Archaeology’s Archaeological Record, which is previewed in the full story.

Abby's diaryArchaeoBus NewsTeacher/Student

November 29, 2011

ArchaeoBus GCSS 2011 parked CU…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus attends the Georgia Council for the Social Studies Conference in Athens along with hundreds of teachers, many of whom, she discovered, are quite knowledgeable about Georgia archaeology.

2011 FallAbby's diaryArchaeoBus News

November 28, 2011

ArchaeoBus auction 2011 crowd mingling CU…in which Abby the ArchaeoBus attends the charity auction to raise money for the SGA’s Endowment Fund that was held in conjunction with the 2011 Fall Meeting.

Augusta Archaeological SocietyChapter 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.

Abby's diaryArchaeoBus News

November 27, 2011

ArchaeoBus FtHawkins 2011 bus fort CU…In which Abby the ArchaeoBus visits Ft. Hawkins, in Macon. Abby describes excavations to uncover palisade walls that were built in 1809, and the flood of visitors who toured the Bus and displays.

Abby's diaryArchaeoBus News

November 26, 2011

ArchaeoBus 2011 SEAC outside CUAbby the ArchaeoBus discusses visiting the Southeastern Archaeology Conference in Florida, and participating in Public Archaeology Day while parked outside the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville. Enjoy photographs of the event as part of the diary entry.

2011 FallPhoto galleriesPresident's messageWinter 2011 issue

Fall 2011 SGA meeting, auction, and festivities

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

2011 Fall auction terrapin CUPresident Catherine Long details the 2011 Fall Meeting, in Athens. Members and guests of the SGA enjoyed papers in the morning and afternoon of Saturday, 22 October, with the sessions split by a brief Business Meeting and a lunch break. The group reconvened in the evening at the Terrapin Brewery for silent and live fund-raising auctions. Over $1400 was raised for the SGA’s Endowment Fund, after expenses.

ArchaeoBusChapter NewsGolden Isles Archaeological SocietyPhoto galleriesWinter 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.

ArchaeoBus NewsWinter 2011 issue

ArchaeoBus teaches teachers in Athens

2011 GCSS ArchaeoBus CUThe ArchaeoBus spent Friday, October 21st, 2011 at Georgia Council for the Social Studies conference in Athens, attended by 510 educators. The ArchaeoBus, accompanying displays, and the door prize the SGA offered were all well-received.

AnnouncementsArchaeoBus 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.

2011 FallSGA notices online

Special containers—golf bag and handbag: Audacious Archaeology Auction items (#4)

sga_logo_cuYou are invited! Come out for an adventurous evening and leave with a treasure! Participate in both a silent and live auction to benefit the SGA on Saturday evening, October 22, 2011, at the Terrapin Brewery, just outside of Athens. Entry is free. Silent auction and tours begin at 6:30pm. The live auction begins at 8pm, with Georgia Hall of Fame Auctioneer Colonel Wilbur C. Mull. We offer two kinds of items for both the live and the silent auctions: 1) Ethnic Objects from Around the World (no archaeological artifacts, of course), and 2) Outdoor Adventure items. Access sample auction item photos in several stories.

2011 FallSGA notices online

Take home silver or bronze: Audacious Archaeology Auction items (#3)

sga_logo_cuYou are invited! Come out for an adventurous evening and leave with a treasure! Participate in both a silent and live auction to benefit the SGA on Saturday evening, October 22, 2011, at the Terrapin Brewery, just outside of Athens. Entry is free. Silent auction and tours begin at 6:30pm. The live auction begins at 8pm, with Georgia Hall of Fame Auctioneer Colonel Wilbur C. Mull. We offer two kinds of items for both the live and the silent auctions: 1) Ethnic Objects from Around the World (no archaeological artifacts, of course), and 2) Outdoor Adventure items. Access sample auction item photos in several stories.

2011 FallSGA notices online

Beautiful ceramic pieces: Audacious Archaeology Auction items (#2)

sga_logo_cuYou are invited! Come out for an adventurous evening and leave with a treasure! Participate in both a silent and live auction to benefit the SGA on Saturday evening, October 22, 2011, at the Terrapin Brewery, just outside of Athens. Entry is free. Silent auction and tours begin at 6:30pm. The live auction begins at 8pm, with Georgia Hall of Fame Auctioneer Colonel Wilbur C. Mull. We offer two kinds of items for both the live and the silent auctions: 1) Ethnic Objects from Around the World (no archaeological artifacts, of course), and 2) Outdoor Adventure items. Access sample item photos in several stories.

2011 FallFall 2011 issueSGA notices online

2011 Fall Meeting schedule set

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

UPDATED 4:24pm, Wed, 12 Oct!

Join members of the SGA and guests of the Society at the 2011 Fall Meeting, to be held all day on Saturday, 22 October, in room 171 (first floor) of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center on the UGA Campus, in Athens. Registration is $10 per member ($15 for non-members, $5 for students with ID; $25 for families), and begins at 8:30am. The meeting features morning and afternoon presentations on various topics related to archaeology in Georgia, with breaks to allow time for socializing. Stay in Athens for the SGA fund-raiser that begins at 6:30pm, when you can also tour the ArchaeoBus.

2011 FallArchaeoBus NewsFall 2011 issue

Audacious Archaeology Auction items (#1)

sga_logo_cuYou are invited! Come out for an adventurous evening and leave with a treasure! Participate in both a silent and live auction to benefit the SGA on Saturday evening, October 22, 2011, at the Terrapin Brewery, just outside of Athens. Entry is free. Silent auction and tours begin at 6:30pm. The live auction begins at 8pm, with Georgia Hall of Fame Auctioneer Colonel Wilbur C. Mull. We offer two kinds of items for both the live and the silent auctions: 1) Ethnic Objects from Around the World (no archaeological artifacts, of course), and 2) Outdoor Adventure items. Access sample item photos in the full story.

AnnouncementsFall 2011 issueOnline news and researchVolunteer 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.

AnnouncementsSGA notices online

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 Fall

Reserve your room for October meeting in Athens

sga_logo_cuA block of fifteen rooms are reserved at the Holiday Inn in Athens (197 E. Broad Street) for the upcoming Fall Meeting. The meeting will be all day on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011. Please ask for the SGA rate of $99.00 (plus taxes and fees) and call 706.549.4433 to reserve your room. This rate is good until September 30, 2011, and you are encouraged to register early.

ArchaeoBusSummer 2011 issue

Italy’s Rome imitates the SGA’s ArchaeoBus

The SGA is very proud of drawing upon volunteer resources, donations from generous supporters, and creative exhibit ideas, particularly from Chief Tender Rita Elliott, to create, launch, and staff our ArchaeoBus. Recently, Rita discovered that the other Rome, the one in Italy, also has an “archeobus.” The SGA, however, strongly suspects that ours came first!

2011 Archaeology MonthLesson plansSummer 2011 issue

Get your copy of the 2011 Lesson Plan

Submitted by Tammy Herron (tfherron@gmail.com)

Reenactor camp 2011 SGA ArchaeoMo lesson plan CUThe Society for Georgia Archaeology proudly presents the 2011 Lesson Plan—“Learning Through Archaeology: Rediscovering the Civil War in Georgia.” This plan was developed based on the Georgia Archaeology Month theme—Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War Through Archaeology. The Plan explores the meaning of archaeology and reveals facts relating to the Civil War in Georgia. The featured archaeological site is Nash Farm Battlefield, in Henry County near McDonough. The largest cavalry charge in the history of Georgia happened here in 1864. Classroom activities include suggestions for making hardtack or other foods consumed by soldiers and using copies of historic Civil War photographs to consider the archaeological sites the people and material culture in the images would have left behind.

Spring 2011 issue

2011: January and February observations on thesga.org

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

The SGA’s website continues to be popular in the opening months of 2011. In the full story, we examine statistics for average daily pageviews and unique visitor counts. We also look at “visitor loyalty,” which assesses how many times a single visitor (which actually may be multiple people, such are the complexities of internet head-counts!) visits our website over a given period. We see increases in visitor loyalty from January to February 2011.

2011 Archaeology Month2011 SpringSGA notices onlineSpring 2011 issue

2011 Spring Meeting call for papers

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

sga_logo_cuJoin us on Saturday, May 14th for the Spring Meeting of the Society for Georgia Archaeology. The theme for Archaeology Month is Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War through Archaeology. Papers that focus on archaeological research in Georgia or the bordering states will be considered for the program. Each presenter should plan for a presentation of 20 minutes or less. Please submit your title and abstract (100 words) by March 15th. The meeting will be held at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, McDonough. Details are in the full story.

2011 Archaeology Month2011 SpringSGA notices onlineSpring 2011 issue

Register NOW for Spring Meeting, 2011

Submitted by Tammy Herron (tfherron@gmail.com)

Nash Farm sign CUMark your calendar and register now for the SGA’s Spring Meeting, which will be held May 13–15, 2011, in McDonough. Seating for Saturday’s meeting is limited, so be sure to return your registration form (click here) and check soon. This year, the theme for Georgia Archaeology Month is Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War through Archaeology. The full story includes exciting meeting details.

President's messageSpring 2011 issue

SGA President’s message: January 2011

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

sga_logo_cuSGA President, Catherine Long, addresses the 2011 winter board meeting, upcoming goals, and spring meeting dates. According to Catherine, 2011 will be an exciting year to be part of the SGA!

SGA notices onlineSpring 2011 issue

The SGA debuts on Facebook

facebook_logo_small.jpgThe Society for Georgia Archaeology is moving forward with embracing 21st century technologies. The SGA is now on Facebook(!!), here. If you’re already on FB, you can “like” the SGA, and look for updates about new stories on this website and other information. However, the principal online focus of the SGA will remain this website.

Chapter NewsGolden Isles Archaeological SocietySGA notices onlineWinter 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.

SGA notices onlineWinter 2010 issue

A gift that keeps giving

Submitted by Sudha Shah (sudhaashah@gmail.com)

During this holiday season, consider honoring a special someone with a contribution in their name to the Endowment Fund of the Society for Georgia Archaeology. Give a remarkable gift that touches generations to come and preserves your archaeological legacy in Georgia. We hope you also think of the Endowment in your end-of-the-year giving.

2010 FallArchaeology 101Research articlesWinter 2010 issue

Report on GPR survey conducted during 2010 fall meeting now available online

Submitted by Kelly Woodard (kelly@thesga.org)

The report GPR Survey at Gascoigne Bluff, St. Simmons Island, Georgia presents the findings of the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey conducted during the SGA’s 2010 fall meeting. GPR survey of a portion of Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island was performed on October 16, 2010, and report author Dan Elliott was assisted by SGA members in completing the survey. This project was a joint public outreach and research effort by the LAMAR Institute, the Society for Georgia Archaeology, and the Cassina Garden Club.

AnnouncementsPublication newsSGA notices onlineWinter 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!

Abby's diary

November 15, 2010

SGA_ArchaeoBus_portrait_CUIn late October the ArchaeoBus attended the Georgia Council for the Social Studies annual state conference in Athens.

2010 FallPresident's messageWinter 2010 issue

Incoming SGA President’s message: Fall 2010

Submitted by Catherine Long (diggergirl77@gmail.com)

sga_logo_cuIncoming SGA President, Catherine Long, addresses goals for her 2010-2012 term. Her message looks at the ways the organization is already moving forward and transitions made within the board.

President's messageWinter 2010 issue

Outgoing SGA President’s message: Fall 2010

Submitted by Dennis Blanton (dennis@thesga.org)

Outgoing SGA President Dennis Blanton, 2008-2010, addresses the strides that the organization is making as it moves forward. He states that the organization will continue to thrive under the new leadership of our new President, Catherine Long. He also encourages everyone to be generous with their time and energy to support the SGA as we move forward.

2010 FallOn the levelWinter 2010 issue

SCAD student enjoys the SGA’s Fall Meeting

Submitted by Adrienne Birge-Wilson (adriennebirge@gmail.com)

2010_Fall_SCAD_students_listen_to_GPR_discussion_CU.jpgSavannah College of Art and Design student Adrienne Birge-Wilson, who is in the Historic Preservation (HP) program, tells what a great time she had joining SGA members and guests at the 2010 Fall Meeting, a tour of archaeological sites in the St. Simons Island area. Not only did she and other SCAD students enjoy themselves, Ms. Birge-Wilson notes that they now understand “archaeology’s pertinence in HP’s sphere of immediate concern.”

2010 FallAnnouncementsGeorge S. Lewis Archaeological Stewardship AwardSGA notices onlineWinter 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 FallMeetings

Fall Meeting registration still open

You can still order $5 box lunches for the Saturday picnic on Gascoigne Bluff until 8 October, and you can register right up to the start of the meeting in the conference hall at Sea Palms on Saturday, 16 October, from 8-9 am. However, the deadline for discount room rates at Sea Palms expired on 8 September; you can still book rooms at their usual rates.

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringSummer 2010 issue

Archaeology Month 2010 Recap

Submitted by Tammy F. Herron (TRFOREHA@mailbox.sc.edu)

The Society for Georgia Archaeology’s seventeenth annual Georgia Archaeology Awareness promotion, Archaeology Month 2010, had as its theme Making the Past Come to Life: Exploring Ancient Techniques. Making Archaeology Month 2010 happen involved several events. Governor Perdue signed the proclamation designating May as Georgia Archaeology Month on May 25 at the Capitol. Volunteers met on April 26th at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History to package posters, fliers announcing the lesson plan, and surveys for the teachers to return to the SGA. Finally, the SGA’s annual gathering for the spring meeting was held in Albany, Georgia on May 14–16, 2010, complete with demonstrators and the ArchaeoBus.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

Fort Daniel event is in the news

11alive_Fort_Daniel_2010_CU.jpgRead 11alive’s report on the Fort Daniel Faire and Public Archaeology Event, held at the Fort Daniel historical site in Gwinnett County in late May 2010. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation named Fort Daniel to its 2009 Places In Peril list in recognition of the importance of this military site. Visit the Fort Daniel Foundation website and learn how you can help save this important place, which is presently on private land.

ArchaeoBusArchaeoBus NewsSGA notices onlineSummer 2010 issue

SEAC’s 2010 Public Outreach Grant announced

SEAC_logo_100.jpgThe 2010 SEAC Public Outreach Grant has been awarded to Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island, Georgia, for their project “Digging History” at Fort Frederica: Community Archaeology Festival. The festival features SGA’s ArchaeoBus.

SGA notices onlineSummer 2010 issue

SGA Endowment Fund contributors

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@gmail.com)

Endowment Fund Committee Chairperson Rita Elliott has compiled a list of all contributors to the Society’s Endowment Fund from 2001 to May 2010. The Endowment Fund provides the Society with a constant and steady financial base. Contributions are tax-deductable as allowed by law. Make your 2010 donation now!

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringEvents informationSGA notices onlineSummer 2010 issue

Board meets May 14th, Albany

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

In conjunction with the Spring Meeting during 2010 Archaeology Month, SGA’s Board and Officers met in Albany for about three hours on Friday afternoon, May 14th, the day before the general meeting, and discussed the business of the organization.

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringSGA notices onlineSummer 2010 issue

Packaging day for the Archaeology Month 2010 posters

Submitted by Tammy Herron (trforeha@mailbox.sc.edu)

2010_packaging_00_CU.jpgOn Monday, April 26th, thirteen volunteers met at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta ready for an SGA work detail. The assignment: prepare the 2010 posters for mailing! There were boxes, posters, mailing tubes and labels, and…organization! The volunteers logged about 45 hours on behalf of the Society getting this valuable assignment completed. Read the details and see pictures with the full story!

Augusta Archaeological SocietySpecial publications by the SGA

1989 history of AAS by GS Lewis available

George S. Lewis, a very active member of the Augusta Archaeological Society and the Society for Georgia Archaeology, wrote a history of the AAS in July 1989. Titled “A Brief History of the Augusta Archaeological Society,” this document is now available in PDF form.

Fall 2009 issuePresident's messageWinter 2009 issue

President’s Message: The SGA’s business moves forward

sga_logo_cuThe SGA President Dennis Blanton catches us up on the business of the Society.

Fall 2009 issueWinter 2009 issue

The Future of The Profile

Submitted by Larissa Thomas (LThomas@trcsolutions.com)

profilecuIn the full story, The Profile Editor Larissa Thomas discusses publication issues, and notifies the membership that she is stepping down as editor, and asks for a volunteer to take over this important position.

Fall 2009 issueWinter 2009 issue

The Perfect Gift

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@windstream.net)

sga_logo_cuLong-time SGA supporter Rita Elliott discusses the perfect gift: a donation to the SGA’s endowment fund! (Psst, and it’s tax deductible!)

2010 Archaeology MonthFall 2009 issueWinter 2009 issue

Archaeology Month 2010, event planning

Submitted by Tammy Herron (forehand@sc.edu)

sga_logo_cuThe theme for Archaeology Month 2010 will focus on Primitive Technology, and the committee is very close to deciding on a catchy title for use on the poster and other promotional literature for this celebration. Committee members are busy working to nail down a time and place for the event in the southwestern corner of the state near Albany.

AnnouncementsFall 2009 issueSGA notices onlineWinter 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.

ArchaeoBus NewsFall 2009 issueWinter 2009 issue

Where in the World is Abby?

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@windstream.net)

SGA_ArchaeoBus_portrait_CUThe ArchaeoBus wranglers have been busy. During the past six months with few attempts to solicit venues, we have exposed 8,500 people to the Archaeobus and archaeology. Read the full story for a summary of ArchaeoBus activities, and a discussion of funding sources and some volunteers (a hearty thank you to each!) and expenses.

AnnouncementsBlue Ridge Archaeology GuildChapter NewsFall 2009 issueGeorgia Mountains Archaeological SocietyWinter 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.

President's messageSummer 2009 issueThe Profile

Dedicated members make SGA efforts a success

Submitted by Dennis Blanton (dennis.blanton@fernbankmuseum.org)

Our annual public meetings and Archaeology Month events are occasions that expose all that is good about SGA. Our members respond with a great turnout and inevitably we reach a goodly number of others who are just plain curious about Georgia archaeology. The spring meeting at Wesleyan College in Macon was just such an event […]

Summer 2009 issueThe Profile

Explore thesga.org’s new tag cloud

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

Since our initial implementation of the revamped website early this year, we’ve continued to add stories and make sure the new material can be found. We continue to work toward making our Society’s website useful and informative to students, educators, researchers, and those with an interest in our human past. Now that there’s substantial material […]

Publication newsSpring 2009 issue

The Profile goes electronic

Submitted by Larissa Thomas (profileeditor@thesga.org)

As your editor, it is my pleasure to announce that starting with the next issue, The Profile will be published exclusively in electronic format. The SGA Board made this decision at its recent retreat in an effort to cut costs. For you, the reader, the benefit will be having a full-color publication with no page […]

Publication newsSpring 2009 issue

SGA ups its online profile!

The SGA’s website committee—that is: Michael Shirk, Kevin Kiernan, and Sammy Smith—has been hard at work developing a new website for the Society. Actually, the three of us have been working on content and ideas for the structure of the site. Most of the technological heavy lifting has been done for the SGA on a […]

AnnouncementsSpring 2009 issue

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: January Board Retreat

group_meeting.jpgThe SGA’s Board of Directors and Officers met for a retreat to discuss Society business and make plans for future undertakings on 23-24 January 2009 at Camp Martha Johnston Girl Scout Camp west of Macon.

Fall 2008 issue

The Endowment, an unexpected opportunity for insight

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@windstream.net)

Working on the Society for Georgia Archaeology’s Endowment Fund has been an insightful learning experience. Most recently, it has been both a somber and uplifting one. As many of you know, Mr. Fred Scheidler, a devout SGA member, recently passed away. Our condolences go to his wife, Carol; son, David; and all his family, friends, […]

ArchaeoBus NewsFall 2008 issue

Best Buy gives $4,000 grant for ArchaeoBus

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@windstream.net)

ArchaeoBus is quickly becoming more than just a pretty face! The last Profile article described the colorful “wrap” that will embellish the exterior of the vehicle and create an exciting traveling billboard for public archaeology outreach. Thanks to Best Buy Children’s Foundation, ArchaeoBus will now be equipped with substantial technology that will expand the potential […]

Bulloch Hall Archaeology SocietyFall 2008 issueGeorgia Mountains Archaeological SocietyGreater Atlanta Archaeological SocietyNorthwest Georgia Archaeological Society

Obituary: Fred Scheidler (1947-2008)

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

2008 Archaeology MonthJoseph R. Caldwell AwardSummer 2008 issue

Thomas H. Gresham receives 2008 Joseph R. Caldwell Award

The SGA is proud to award long-time member Thomas H. Gresham the prestigious Joseph R. Caldwell Award for outstanding service to Georgia Archaeology.

AnnouncementsJust for kidsSocial Studies Fair awardsSummer 2008 issue

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 […]

Research articlesSummer 2008 issue

Columbus Museum to transfer ownership of an important mound site to UGA

Submitted by Mike Bunn, Associate Curator of History, The Columbus Museum (mbunn@columbusmuseum.com)

Many readers of The Profile have no doubt heard of the recent announcement of the pending transfer of ownership of the Singer-Moye mound site from the Columbus Museum to the University of Georgia. Those that have not will likely want to know how this decision came about, while those with some understanding of it will […]

Summer 2008 issue

In honor and in honorariums

Submitted by Rita Elliott (ritafelliott@windstream.net)

Recently my husband, Dan, and I learned of the deaths of two friends. Both had been clergy and both were connected to the coastal colonial site of the Salzburgers, some of Georgia’s first European settlers. One friend was young and one was not. One recently died and one passed away several months before we learned […]

2008 Archaeology Month2008 SpringPhoto galleries

Archaeology Month 2008 recap

Submitted by Betsy Shirk (b.shirk@comcast.net)

From the spring symposium at Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, which kicked off Archaeology Month, to the proclamation signing ceremony at the Capitol, which this year provided closure, Archaeology Month 2008 was a success. Months of planning and hard work by the Archaeology Month committee and volunteer laborers preceded the promotion. Archaeology Month […]

ArchaeoBus NewsSpring 2008 issue

Archaeology bus rolling right along

The Archaeology Bus Committee has several exciting items to report to the membership. First, John (JC) Burns of jcbD, has generously provided pro-bono work to create the graphic and text design that will go around the vehicle. This will allow the vehicle to be “reborn” from the bookmobile that it was to the new and […]

CRM research notesSpring 2008 issue

SHA Annual Meeting in Albuquerque

Submitted by Jim D’Angelo (jdangelo@trcsolutions.com)

Pictured left to right: Joe Joseph, Rochelle Banks (TRC-Houston), SHA Conference Chair Howard Higgins (TRC-Albuquerque), Mary Beth Reed, Jim D’Angelo, and Barbara Garrow. The Society for Historical Archaeology and Council on Underwater Archaeology held their annual meetings jointly in Albuquerque, New Mexico this past January, co-sponsored by TRC. Papers examined the interface between archaeology and […]

Spring 2008 issue

Robins AFB archaeology

Submitted by Stephen Hammack (Stephen.Hammack.ctr@Robins.af.mil)

Stephen Hammack, the Robins Air Force Base on-site archaeologist, continues to give lectures about the archaeology of the Base. He spoke to Dr. Jo Anna Watson’s Mercer University “Introduction to Archaeology” class in Macon on January 17th, and to the Jones County Rotary Club on February 28th. An informal talk is set for March 14th […]

Spring 2008 issue

SGA Endowment Fund surpasses $20,000!

Submitted by Rita Elliott (relliott@chsgeorgia.org)

As 2008 rolled in, so did a number of important contributions to The Society for Georgia Archaeology’s Endowment Fund. January, alone, brought $700 worth of donations to the fund. These much-appreciated contributions continue to add to the fund’s principal, which is kept in perpetuity, generating interest. This interest provides funding for archaeology public outreach, research, […]

Winter 2007 issue

Visitors “dig” the SGA exhibit at CoastFest 2007

Submitted by Tammy Forehand

The 12th Annual CoastFest—Georgia’s largest coastal natural resources festival—was held on October 6, 2007, along the scenic Marshes of Glynn in Brunswick, Georgia at the Department of Natural Resources Regional Headquarters. The Society for Georgia Archaeology’s booth was visited by many of the over 6,700 visitors in attendance. Although the forecast called for rain almost […]

ArchaeoBus NewsWinter 2007 issue

Bookmobile today—Archaeology bus tomorrow

Submitted by Betsy Shirk

The story of the transformation of the Bookmobile acquired by SGA from the Athens Clarke County Regional Library continues! The Archaeology Mobile Advisory Panel had its first meeting on Saturday, November 10. Joined by about 93,000 fans in town for the UGA-Auburn game, members of the advisory panel converged on Athens from around the state. […]

2007 FallFall 2007 issue

Fall 2007 meeting abstracts

In Fall 2007, SGA met at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive (near The Mall of Georgia), Buford. The Search For Fort Daniel Jim D’Angelo, TRC and Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society The traditional location of one of Georgia’s early frontier forts, Fort Daniel, has been marked with a roadside historical sign […]

ArchaeoBus NewsFall 2007 issue

The wheels on the bus go round and round…

Submitted by Rita Elliott (relliott@chsgeorgia.org)

The bus is here!! The Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of a book mobile from the Athens Regional Library System and the beginning of an innovative, large-scale project. The project, now known as the Archaeology Mobile project, but soon to have an official name, is an ambitious plan aimed […]

Summer 2006 issue

Obituary—Marilyn Pennington

Georgia’s archaeological community has recently lost one of its own. Journalist, artist, archaeologist, and ethnohistorian, Marilyn Pennington passed away on June 9, 2006 at the age of 75. Pennington was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in 1950. After working as a reporter for […]