There are 19 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!)

President's message

President’s Message, summer 2008

Submitted by Carolyn Rock (

Another Georgia Archaeology Month has just been completed, May 2008! The Spring meeting held on Saturday, April 26, was a grand introduction to the month. Meeting chairman and SGA Vice President Dennis Blanton of the Fernbank Museum put together a well-planned program centered on the theme, “Archaeological Encounters in Georgia’s Spanish Period.” Meeting attendance was […]

CRM research notes

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 […]

Artifact informationResearch articles

Interesting artifact

Submitted by Heather Mauldin (

Click to see larger. New South Associates, Inc., recently performed excavations at the Berry Creek site (9MO487) in Monroe County, Georgia, for Georgia Power Company. Many of the ceramics in the artifact assemblage were identified as representative of the Swift Creek culture, and several ground- and chipped-stone tools were recovered. One artifact of note, identified […]


Call before you dig!

Submitted by Christine Neal (

The recent amendment to one of Georgia’s archaeology laws might affect you, whether you are an avocational or professional archaeologist. Code Section 12-3-621 has always required a person who is going to dig on an archaeological site to first notify the Office of the State Archaeologist. This recent amendment has made that notification a lot […]


Waring Lab welcomes new Director

Submitted by Ray Crook (

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory at the University of West Georgia (UWG) has a new Director. Concluding a nationwide search, Dr. H. Thomas Foster, II will join the Anthropology faculty at UWG and assume administrative responsibility for the Waring Laboratory on July 1, 2008. A familiar face in Georgia archaeology, Thomas received his […]


Report from the Office of the State Archaeologist

Submitted by David Crass (

I’m pleased to announce that the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has been awarded a second Coastal Incentive Grant to study the effects of natural erosion on archaeological sites. The initial study targeted sites located on the back sides of our barrier islands and was completed last year. The upcoming study will examine sites on our […]

2008 Archaeology MonthJoseph R. Caldwell AwardThe SGA news

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 awardsThe SGA news

State Social Studies Fair

Submitted by Catherine Long (

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 […]

Chapter NewsCoastal Georgia Archaeological Society

CGAS holds Spring Fling, attends ArchaeoFest

Spring ended with a flurry of activity for the Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society, with ArchaeoFest on May 31 and CGAS’ Spring Fling on June 7. With temperatures that did not evoke spring—a heat advisory was in effect—a small but hardy group braved the heat for a wonderful program, “Revolutionary War Savannah: Beyond Spring Hill” by […]

Augusta Archaeological SocietyChapter News

Busy spring and early summer for AAS

The Augusta Archaeological Society (AAS) has recently gained a few members—YEAH!!! We continue to meet every other month at Famous Dave’s, a barbeque restaurant located at 2821 Washington Road in Augusta, Georgia. Chapter members remain active with a list of our activities included below. John Whatley worked with Lloyd Schroder at an Artifact Identification Day […]

CRM research notes

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 […]

On the level

The moments that get us through

Submitted by David Crass (

Like most of us who have done archaeology on Sapelo Island, I always have felt privileged to work there. Hog Hammock community, the Reynolds Mansion, the Lighthouse, Long Tabby, Chocolate Plantation—all help to create a unique context for fieldwork. My most magical moment on the island, however, didn’t involve archaeology at all. Some years ago […]

AnnouncementsSouth Georgia Archaeological Research Team

2008 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology

Submitted by Dwight Kirkland (

The South Georgia Archaeological Research Team (SOGART) will hold its annual research symposium on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at South Georgia College, Douglas, Georgia. The meeting will be held in the Stubbs Hall auditorium (Science Building) with the morning session beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at noon. It will reconvene for an afternoon session […]

Research articlesThe SGA news

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

Submitted by Mike Bunn, Associate Curator of History, The Columbus Museum (

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 […]

Bulloch Hall Archaeology SocietyChapter News

BHAS members active

The Bulloch Hall Archaeological Society (BHAS) chapter was invited by the Roswell Historical Society (RHS) to share archaeology with the people of Roswell. On March 15 and 16, a table was provided in the Showcase of Homes. This year their theme was history, and we had two long tables with photos, Early Georgia, and The […]

Artifact informationChapter NewsGwinnett Archaeological Research Society

Of rock shelters and work at Fort Daniel

This year the GARS Archaeology Month event was a public archaeology day at the Creekside Rock shelter located on the historic Elisha Winn property in Dacula, on May 3 and 4. The site was first identified, recorded, and excavated by GARS in 2006. Although contending with intermittent showers and poor turnout on Saturday, two large […]

The SGA news

In honor and in honorariums

Submitted by Rita Elliott (

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 MonthAnnouncements

Archaeology Month proclaimed

Many archaeologists came to the Capitol to witness Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signing the Proclamation of Archaeology Month on 10 June 2008. Pictured, left to right, with the Governor (seated) are Mary Beth Reed, Ray Luce, David Crass, Terry Jackson, Phil Quirk, Bill Jordan, Myles Bland, Kathryn Ruedrich, Betsy Shirk, Tom Gresham, Tammy Herron, and […]

Full issue as PDF: Summer 2008

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