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The Profile Issue 145, Summer 2010, now available

Issue number 145 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.

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringThe SGA news

Archaeology Month 2010 Recap

Submitted by Tammy F. Herron (

The Society for Georgia Archaeology’s seventeenth annual Georgia Archaeology Awareness promotion, Archaeology Month 2010, had as its theme Making the Past Come to Life: Exploring Ancient Techniques. Making Archaeology Month 2010 happen involved several events. Governor Perdue signed the proclamation designating May as Georgia Archaeology Month on May 25 at the Capitol. Volunteers met on April 26th at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History to package posters, fliers announcing the lesson plan, and surveys for the teachers to return to the SGA. Finally, the SGA’s annual gathering for the spring meeting was held in Albany, Georgia on May 14–16, 2010, complete with demonstrators and the ArchaeoBus.

Archived MaterialSGA notices online

Read the diary of Abby the ArchaeoBus

Read the story of the SGA’s ArchaeoBus, as told by Abby the ArchaeoBus herself. Abby wants to share her experiences with the whole wide world, via this website! Abby includes many snapshots, so you can feel like you’ve spent time with her, too!

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringArchaeoBus NewsEvents informationPhoto galleries

Pictures from Spring 2010 Meeting

2010_Spr_Meet_knapping_CU.jpgThe SGA’s 2010 Spring Meeting, held Saturday, May 15th, at The Parks at Chehaw, just outside of Albany, featured demonstrators knowledgable in the skills of ancient peoples. The theme of this year’s Archaeology Month was Making the Past Come to Life! Exploring Ancient Techniques. The full story has more photographs.

Archaeology 101

Maps and mapping: Georgia’s coast in 1562

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

1562_Gutierrez_map_Brit_Mus_stamp.jpgIn a simple operation, you can use Google Earth software (free!) to overlay historic maps with the modern landscape. Here we demonstrate how informative this operation can be using the British Library’s online copy of a 1562 historic map by Spanish cartographer Diego Gutiérrez. We just examine North America’s southern Atlantic coastline, including the Georgia bight.

SGA notices onlineThe SGA news

SGA Endowment Fund contributors

Submitted by Rita Elliott (

Endowment Fund Committee Chairperson Rita Elliott has compiled a list of all contributors to the Society’s Endowment Fund from 2001 to May 2010. The Endowment Fund provides the Society with a constant and steady financial base. Contributions are tax-deductable as allowed by law. Make your 2010 donation now!

AnnouncementsArchaeoBus NewsPhoto galleriesSGA notices online

Governor’s Award in the Humanities presented to Rita Elliott

Submitted by Tom Gresham (

RitaElliott_GovAward2010_CU.jpgUPDATE: new photos!
Rita Elliott, one of the most active, creative and energetic SGA members in recent memory, was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Award in the Humanities at a banquet in downtown Atlanta on May 11, 2010. She was presented the award on stage by Governor Sonny Perdue’s special assistant and former DNR Commissioner Lonice Barrett, Georgia Humanities Council President Jamil Zainaldin, National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman and former Congressman Jim Leach, and Humanities Awards Committee Chair Swann Seiler.

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringEvents informationSGA notices onlineThe SGA news

Board meets May 14th, Albany

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

In conjunction with the Spring Meeting during 2010 Archaeology Month, SGA’s Board and Officers met in Albany for about three hours on Friday afternoon, May 14th, the day before the general meeting, and discussed the business of the organization.

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringSGA notices onlineThe SGA news

Packaging day for the Archaeology Month 2010 posters

Submitted by Tammy Herron (

2010_packaging_00_CU.jpgOn Monday, April 26th, thirteen volunteers met at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta ready for an SGA work detail. The assignment: prepare the 2010 posters for mailing! There were boxes, posters, mailing tubes and labels, and…organization! The volunteers logged about 45 hours on behalf of the Society getting this valuable assignment completed. Read the details and see pictures with the full story!

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringEvents informationSGA notices online

SGA’s Spring Meeting, May 15th, near Albany

The Society for Georgia Archaeology invites you to join us in honoring the our state’s seventeenth annual Archaeology Month! The theme is “Making the Past Come to Life! Exploring Ancient Techniques.” The meeting will be Saturday, May 15th at The Parks at Chehaw, near Albany. The meeting features exciting outdoor demonstrations by modern-day craftsmen who will show you skills much like our ancestors’.

2010 Archaeology Month2010 SpringEvents informationLesson plansTeacher/Student

2010 lesson plan now available online

Submitted by Tammy Herron (

2010_Archaeo_Month_LP_CU.jpgThe Society for Georgia Archaeology proudly presents this year’s lesson plan for teachers and other interested parties! The theme SGA has chosen for Georgia Archaeology Month 2010 is Making the Past Come to Life! Exploring Ancient Techniques. We hope that the readers of this lesson plan will become familiar with a range of skills and techniques used by the early inhabitants of Georgia, and perhaps better understand the dynamic interaction between the natural environment and humans and their culture.

Archaeology 101Book notes

Must-have book: Hudson’s Southeastern Indians

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

Hudson_SE_Indians_cover_CU.jpgCharles Hudson’s book The Southeastern Indians, originally published in 1976, remains a must-have book for the library of anyone seriously interested in Georgia’s past. This book, with its maps and black-and-white photographic plates, is an excellent place to learn about the native peoples who lived in Georgia. It remains available in paperback at a reasonable cost.

AnnouncementsArchaeoBus NewsSGA notices online

Rita Elliott to receive 2010 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Long-time SGA member and past president Rita Elliott has been informed in a letter from Governor Sonny Perdue that she will be a recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Award in the Humanities. The presentation ceremony will be held Tuesday May 11, 2010 at the Old Georgia Railroad Depot in Atlanta, beginning at 10:30 AM with a lecture. The awards luncheon will follow at noon. Ticket information is in the full story.