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Dedicated members make SGA efforts a success

Submitted by Dennis Blanton (

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 […]

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Archaeology Month 2009 Recap

Submitted by Tammy Herron and Betsy Shirk ( or

The sixteenth annual Georgia Archaeology Awareness promotion, Archaeology Month 2009, had as its theme Mounds in Our Midst: Monuments of Prehistoric Culture in Georgia. The annual Spring Meeting was held on May 16 at Wesleyan University in Macon with a crowd of 103 in attendance. An interesting array of presentations was compiled by President Dennis Blanton who was in charge of coordinating the program for the day. While the majority of the presentations focused on the archaeology of mound sites throughout the state, the audience also received an update on the preservation efforts at the Fort Daniel site in Gwinnett County and learned about the documentation of the Flat Rock African-American Cemetery in DeKalb County. The highlight of the day was the long-awaited unveiling of the ArchaeoBus (A.B. or Abbey for short); the rain ceased just in time for this special occasion. Those who were brave enough to wait out the rains Saturday evening and night and face the mud and biting insects on Sunday morning received another special treat. Approximately 25 courageous individuals hiked into the swamp under the leadership of park rangers from Ocmulgee National Monument to tour the Lamar Mounds and Village site.

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Abby (aka Abby, the bus, the bookmobile) is christened

Submitted by Rita Elliott (

With the crash of a champagne bottle over her fender, a new green bough laid upon her, the cadence of a drum roll, and the suspenseful unveiling of the tarp, Abby the ArchaeoBus was officially christened. Over 70 guests participated in the historic event during the spring Archaeology meeting in Macon on May 16, 2009. […]

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Explore’s new tag cloud

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

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 […]

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Call for Papers for SOGART’s 2009 Symposium

The South Georgia Archaeological Research Team, a chapter of the Society for Georgia Archaeology, has scheduled their 2009 Symposium for August 15th at South Georgia College in Douglas. The topic of the symposium is the archaeology of the Southeastern Coastal Plain. The meeting will be held in auditorium in Stubbs Hall (the Science Building). The […]

MESDA Has Georgia on its Mind With New Acquisitions

Submitted by Jeanne Sturiale (

In the past month MESDA has more than doubled the number of Georgia-made objects in its collection MESDA will debut these new acquisitions in a special exhibition opening October 1, 2009. “Georgia has always been an important part of the MESDA South,” said Robert Leath, Vice President of Collections and Research and Chief Curator. “With […]

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AAS members host Archaeology Identification Day

May 23 was a great Archaeology Identification Day in Augusta. Rain threatened all day long but in the end, there were 160 visitors who came to the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House on Broad Street. Roughly 15 people brought in artifacts to identify and several AAS members brought in frames of artifacts for display. Archaeologists with […]

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Elliott speaks about Ossabaw

For several years, our spring event has been a lecture that we sponsor with the Savannah College of Art and Design. This year on April 8, our speaker was Dan Elliott of the Lamar Institute, who talked about his excavations on Ossabaw Island in “Tip of the Iceberg: Archaeology and Architecture at North End Plantation, […]

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GARS and FDF hold Frontier Faire

The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) and the Friends of Fort Daniel (FFD), recently announced that FFD has reorganized as The Fort Daniel Foundation (FDF). The new organization will be a non-profit, tax-exempt entity that can receive donations and grants directed at the on-going work at the site, including site preservation. In connection with these […]