Read about recent activities in the realm of cultural resource management (CRM), including private firms as well as museums and state and federal agencies. Due to confidentiality reasons, not all projects can be mentioned, and some details of location, client, and project name must be omitted or generalized. The intent of the column is to inform the SGA readership of recent ongoing work in the state, and to maintain an ongoing profile of companies and agencies that conduct this work.

There are 31 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!)

Summer 2012 issue

Prehistoric community excavated in Spalding County

Submitted by Lynn Pietak (

EPEI Spalding 04 CUExcavators working on a prehistoric settlement on the east bank of the Flint River in Spalding County have recovered materials from the Early Archaic through the Middle Woodland periods, along with posts, pits and many rock clusters. This work was performed by a crew from Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc. for the Georgia Department of Transportation. The ancient community was on the first terrace overlooking a back swamp.

Online news and researchSpring 2011 issue

Archaeological excavations in Augusta reveal material culture of racial segregation

Submitted by Brad Botwick (New South Associates, inc.)

Augusta followed some of the broader trends of urbanization experienced across the USA in the 19th century. As the city spread from its original core area, it took on many characteristics of a modern city, including residential neighborhoods that were divided based on class, race, or other attributes. In this example, a planned residential development specifically incorporated prevailing social ideologies at the turn of the century. The development was designed and built to separate residents on the basis of race and class, which helped to reinforce ideologies of the appropriate racial and economic social positions and roles.

Online news and researchSpring 2010 issue

EPEI tests possible Late Lamar Wolfskin phase farmsteads

Submitted by Phil Quirk (

Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc. recently tested seven prehistoric late Lamar (Mississippian) farmsteads in Oglethorpe County, finding post and pit features. This project provided a good opportunity to study a series of closely-grouped Wolfskin phase sites.

Spring 2009 issue

Southern Research busy around the state, researches Hobo Ken

Submitted by Southern Research, Historic Preservation Consultants, Inc. (706-582-2440)

Southern Research has recently carried out a number of projects in Georgia that may be of interest to the members of SGA. Barnes Cemetery Relocation, Bibb County The Barnes Cemetery was first recorded in 2007 during a reconnaissance for the Macon-Bibb Industrial Authority conducted by Southern Research. The reconnaissance was required by a site certification […]

Spring 2009 issue

TRC excavations in northern Alabama

Submitted by TRC (770-270-1192)

In October 2007, TRC began data recovery excavations at The Spirit Hill Site, 1JA642, a multi-component prehistoric site on the Tennessee River in northeastern Alabama. We completed the fieldwork in May 2008, and are currently involved in the analysis and reporting. Data recovery operations focused on a 2.81-acre tract in the central portion of site […]

Winter 2008 issue

HPD co-sponsors hands-on cemetery workshops

Practical training in action, courtesy of Jonathan Appell. Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division, in partnership with the Decatur Preservation Alliance/Friends of Decatur Cemetery and the Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association, sponsored four hands-on cemetery conservation workshops in October and early November 2008. HPD was able to offer financial support from sales proceeds of the book, Grave Intentions: […]

Winter 2008 issue

Archaeology news from Robins Air Force Base

Submitted by Stephen Hammack (

Mercer students examine C-47 crash site from the 1940s—now an historic site! The Environmental Management Division at Robins Air Force Base has been busy this summer and fall working with local students and helping to coordinate the base’s annual Native American Heritage Observance (NAHO) month. Three archaeology students from Mercer University, Leah Casler, Joey Rantz, […]

Winter 2008 issue

Georgia Department of Transportation update

Submitted by Pamela Johnson (

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) archaeologists met in September at New Echota State Historic Site in Gordon County with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Elder’s Advisory Council and Federal Highway Administration to discuss the proposed bridge replacements and roadway improvements to State Route (SR) 225. Tribal elders and members of EBCI […]

Fall 2008 issue

New research at 1854 Roswell Manufacturing ruins

Submitted by TRC (770-270-1192)

View of part of the Roswell Mill ruins from the end of the tailrace. TRC recently completed archaeological monitoring at the 1854 Roswell Manufacturing Company ruins (9FU205) in the City of Roswell’s Vickery Creek Mill Park, in conjuntion with work to make the site accessible to the public. Dr. Jim D’Angelo, our resident industrial archaeology […]

Fall 2008 issue

Long Swamp site reexamined

Submitted by Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc. (770-333-9484)

Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc. (EPEI), under a contract with GDOT, has completed a large-scale data recovery project at 9CK1, the Long Swamp site, situated on the Etowah River outside of Ball Ground, Georgia. The site was first professionally examined by Robert Wauchope in the late 1930s. He excavated on the east side of what is now […]

Summer 2008 issue

Of cemeteries, borrow pits, and Resaca battlefield

Submitted by New South Associates (770-498-4155)

The staff at New South Associates (NSA) has been very busy this year. In addition to the following Georgia projects, our employees have been working on a variety of additional projects in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, New York, and Puerto Rico. The Berry Creek Site (9MO487) was investigated by R. Jeannine Windham […]

Summer 2008 issue

Of pipelines and rock pile excavations

Submitted by TRC (770-270-1192)

In 2008, TRC’s Atlanta office has been working on a stream of large pipeline projects across the Southeast and into the Great Plains, continuing with the kind of projects that kept us busy in 2007. In addition to survey and testing for the various pipelines, TRC has carried out a number of other out-of-state projects […]

Georgia archaeology onlineSpring 2008 issue

GDOT Archaeology Unit busy

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Archaeology Unit at the Office of Environment/Location is an integral part of the GDOT mission statement that promises a “safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to its citizens and environment.” The responsibilities of the GDOT Archaeology Unit within the mission are two-fold. […]

Spring 2008 issueThe SGA news

SHA Annual Meeting in Albuquerque

Submitted by Jim D’Angelo (

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 […]

Winter 2007 issue

Reports completed; excavations undertaken

Submitted by The LAMAR Institute, Inc.

Since our last report of activity, which covered up to April 2007, our research team has remained active. We completed the archaeological reports on Fort Hawkins in Bibb County, Nash Farm Battlefield in Henry County, and North End Plantation of Ossabaw Island. We also completed several smaller reports on GPR surveys at Bullhead Bluff Cemetery […]

Artifact informationWinter 2007 issue

Pipeline and other surveys

Submitted by TRC (770-270-1192)

Since the summer, TRC has continued to work hard on pipeline (and other) projects across the Southeast. In Georgia, we have carried out a handful of survey projects in DeKalb, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Houston, McDuffie, and Whitfield counties, with nothing especially interesting to report. One project that seemed to have potential for some good […]

Artifact informationResearch articlesSummer 2007 issue

A Swift Creek Site in southern Indiana

Submitted by Dean Wood (

In September 2006, Leake Site Principal Investigators Scot Keith and Dean Wood took a trip to Indiana in order to conduct research into the Mann site, a Middle Woodland Hopewell site located in southwestern Indiana. This site is notable due to the presence (and abundance) of Swift Creek complicated stamped pottery, as well as sand […]

Research articlesSummer 2007 issue

Archaeology demonstration at the Callaway Gardens Preserve

Submitted by Dean Wood (

Screening at Callaway Gardens Site 9Hs157. Southern Research, Historic Preservation Consultants, Inc., and the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation held an archaeology demonstration dig in conjunction with the Summer Meeting of the American Council of Engineer Companies/Georgia on June 16th. The ACEC met this year at the Southern Pines Conference Center at Callaway Gardens in Pine […]

Artifact informationResearch articlesSummer 2007 issue

Notes from the Hardin Bridge Site

Submitted by Jeannine Windham (

Meta-slate axe from the Hardin Bridge site. Research of the Hardin Bridge Site (9BR34) in Bartow County site is ongoing at New South Associates. Laboratory analysis has shown that the Hardin Bridge site represents a Late Archaic through early Middle Woodland timeframe based on lithic and pottery specimens. To date, the majority of hafted bifaces […]

Research articlesSummer 2007 issue

Industrial development at Fort Gaines, Georgia

Submitted by Dean Wood (

Southern Research, Historic Preservation Consultants, Inc. has conducted historical research and field survey of a tract in Fort Gaines along the Chattahoochee River. Our research included a search of Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division’s National Register of Historic Places files, the Georgia Archaeological Site Files, The Georgia Department of Archives and History’s Virtual Archives, and the […]

AnnouncementsWinter 2006 issue

Fernbank managing St. Catherines Island archaeological collection

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

Winter 2006 issue

Waring Lab collaborating with GDOT on curation project

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory (Waring Laboratory) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have officially begun a collaboration project for data management. The goal of this project is to maximize efficiency of curation by eliminating redundancy and improving communication between GDOT and the Waring Laboratory. Currently, GDOT curates all of its collections […]

Winter 2006 issue

Terracon busy near Atlanta, Gainesville, elsewhere

Submitted by Terracon Consultants (770-623-0755)

Terracon archaeologists and historians continue to maintain busy field schedules across the southeast. The summer and autumn seasons have sent our staff to southwest, northern, and coastal Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, and the far reaches of northwest Virginia. Recently we have completed Phase I & II surveys for GDOT of a 32-mile corridor road […]

Winter 2006 issue

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest activities

After several years in which the position was vacant, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest filled the position of District Archaeologist on the Oconee Ranger District in Eatonton, Georgia, in April 2005. James Wettstaed took this position after working as an archaeologist with the U.S. Forest Service for 13 years in Missouri and four years in Montana. […]

Winter 2006 issue

New South excavating, reporting

Submitted by New South Associates (770-498-4155)

In possibly our busiest winter to date, New South Associates is currently at work on two data recovery projects and is about to begin a third, in addition to a number of survey and testing projects, including smaller corridor or bridge surveys conducted in Bartow, Lowndes, Douglas, Coweta, Paulding, and Washington counties. Data recovery excavations […]

Summer 2006 issue

Broxton Rocks wetlands mitigation tract testing

Submitted by SEARCH (352-333-0049)

Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. (SEARCH) of Jonesville, Florida conducted limited Phase II test excavations at two archaeological sites (9CF17 and 9CF71) located within the proposed Broxton Rocks wetlands mitigation bank near the Ocmulgee River in Coffee County, Georgia, in September of 2005. The project report was completed in March of 2006. The scope of work […]

Summer 2006 issue

SAS busy with surveys

Submitted by SAS (706-546-1850)

Southeastern Archeological Services (SAS) has completed a data recovery excavation project and several surveys in Georgia in the past few months. We have current survey work ongoing in Sumter and Lee counties, Pickens County, and Gordon County. Tom Gresham and Rob Benson just completed data recovery excavations on a buried, stratified site on the banks […]

Summer 2006 issue

Nash Farm project and more

Submitted by TRC (770-270-1192)

Over the last three months, TRC has become very busy with a number of large archaeological projects across the Southeast. Here in Georgia, we’ve conducted archaeological investigations in Cobb, Coweta, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon, Hall, Henry, Lowndes, and Whitfield counties. The most exciting project we’ve been working on is for a planned Civil War battlefield park […]

Artifact informationWinter 2005 issue

Echeconnee Creek sites tested

Submitted by Ellis Environmental Group

Archaeologists with EEG recently completed the evaluations of 11 sites on Robins Air Force Base in Houston County, Georgia. Sites 9HT55 and 9HT56, both near Echeconnee Creek, were the only two found to be eligible for listing on the National Register. The former had seven components (Early, Middle, and Late Archaic; Early and Middle Woodland; […]

Artifact informationWinter 2005 issue

Multicomponent site on Big Tucsawhatchee Creek investigated

Submitted by Edwards-Pitman Environmental (770-333-9484)

Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc. (EPEI) recently completed Phase III fieldwork at 9PU20 near Hawkinsville, GA. The excavations were conducted on behalf of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) as part of a proposed bridge replacement over Big Tucsawatchee Creek (also known as Big Creek) on State Route 230. The site is located on a fluvial terrace […]

Research articlesSummer 2005 issue

GDOT busy around the state, beyond

Submitted by Shawn Patch (

On May 5, 2005, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) co-sponsored Archaeology Day at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains. Timed to coincide with Georgia’s Archaeology Month, this event turned out to be highly successful and richly rewarding for the both the sponsors and participants. The event was geared for groups of second […]