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The Profile Issue 146, Fall 2010, now available

Issue number 146 of the SGA’s quarterly newsletter, The Profile, is now available as a downloadable and printable PDF. The stories in The Profile all were originally posted to this website.

Chapter NewsGeorgia archaeology onlineGwinnett Archaeological Research Society

GARS update: Archaeology Month 2010 and Fort Daniel activities

Submitted by James J. D'Angelo (

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.

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Register NOW for Fall Meeting

Submitted by Kevin Kiernan (

Now’s the time to get out your calendar and checkbook, and make your reservations for the Fall 2010 meeting. The Fall meeting will take place on St. Simons Island and environs from Friday-Sunday, 15-17 October 2010. The general theme of the meeting is Historic Preservation of Prehistoric, Colonial and Plantation Structures on the Coast. Reservations for events and hotel rooms are due by September 8th. We have dropped the Friday night BBQ and accordingly adjusted the Friday activities for early arrivals. Send in your completed form and check NOW!

Archaeology 101SGA notices online


Submitted by Sammy Smith (

Many archaeological projects are only possible because of the hours and energy that volunteers contribute. The same is true for your SGA. Please think about what you can do to help the SGA.

Archaeological sites to visitOnline news and research

Camp Lawton in the news

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

CampLawton_GPR_CU.jpgEven the national news recently picked up on the story about Camp Lawton, where investigations, including a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey, have revealed the exact location of this Civil War/War Between the States prisoner of war camp that was established in 1864.

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Upcoming SOGART Symposium in Douglas

SOGART’s 2010 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology will be held Saturday, August 14th, at South Georgia College, in Douglas. Registration begins at 8 am, with papers until 3:45.

Online news and research

Historic photographs of Ocmulgee

NPS_Photo_Collection_HPC-000591_CU.jpg Take a moment to browse some of the two thousand photographs the National Park Service has posted online from its Historic Photograph Collection. The posted photos include six of Ocmulgee National Monument, including one of the earthlodge while it was being excavated. That photograph dates to the 1930s.

Online news and research

The oil spill and underwater resources

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

oil_spill_gulf_10_07_11_NYT_CU.jpgMany of us have probably been thinking about impacts of the oil washing ashore on coastal archaeological resources—but what about underwater resources like shipwrecks? An AP story from early July notes that BP has hired an archaeological firm in the face of concerns about the effects of the spill on terrestrial and underwater archaeological resources.