There are 14 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!)

Artifact informationResearch articles

Beveled points and Edgefield scrapers

Submitted by Scott Jones (

The Edgefield scraper is a diagnostic tool of the Early Archaic period that is geographically distributed throughout much of South Carolina, Georgia, and northern Florida. It is essentially a unifacial hafted tool with a bifacially worked side-notched base that typically co-occurs with side-notched points of the Big Sandy/Bolen/Taylor group (Goodyear et al. 1980), but is […]

Chapter NewsCoastal Georgia Archaeological Society

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 […]

President's message

President’s Message, fall 2008

Submitted by Carolyn Rock

It’s hard to believe that my term as President of SGA is coming to an end. I have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with so many volunteers, both professional and avocational, who are dedicated to the preservation of Georgia’s archaeological heritage. I would like to thank board members Stephen Hammack, Tammy Herron, Terry Jackson, Pam Johnson, Catherine […]

Augusta Archaeological SocietyChapter News

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 […]

The SGA news

The Endowment, an unexpected opportunity for insight

Submitted by Rita Elliott (

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, […]

CRM research notes

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 […]

Research articles

Dick’s Ridge serpentine stone wall

Submitted by Tommy Hudson (

About twenty years ago I heard of a “serpent” that had been constructed out of stone on Dick’s Ridge in northwest Georgia. Last year a local informant, Wade Gilbert, led me to not one but three such stone constructions in the same area. The third and largest that was shown to me is the subject […]


News from Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home

Submitted by Dave Davis (daved1@bellsouth)

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

ArchaeoBus NewsThe SGA news

Best Buy gives $4,000 grant for ArchaeoBus

Submitted by Rita Elliott (

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 […]


ESRAC 2009—meeting info and call for papers

Submitted by Tommy Hudson (

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


Archaeological Society of South Carolina’s Fall Field Day announcement

Submitted by Tammy Forehand (

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

CRM research notes

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 […]

Bulloch Hall Archaeology SocietyGeorgia Mountains Archaeological SocietyGreater Atlanta Archaeological SocietyNorthwest Georgia Archaeological SocietyThe SGA news

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 […]

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