Selected articles from April, May, and June 2012 posts to website.

There are 15 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!)

The Profile

Summer 2012 issue of The Profile now available

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

Issue number 153, Summer 2012, 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 April, May, or June 2012.

President's messageSGA notices online

President’s Message: Summer 2012

Submitted by Catherine Long (

SGA President Catherine Long reports on the Spring Meeting, a GAAS field trip, and plans for a Board Meeting in August—timed to coincide with SOGART’s 2012 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology. Plans for the Fall Meeting are underway; stay tuned for details. Once again, the ArchaeoBus will attend CoastFest in October in Brunswick. We hope to see you at upcoming events!

Archaeology 101Ocmulgee Archaeological SocietyResearch articles

Cemeteries and lot lines

Submitted by Stephen A. Hammack (

SH lot line fig cropped CUA little known fact about historic cemeteries is that they were often purposefully placed on land lot lines. This type of land usage seems to have been based on common sense, as land owners established family cemeteries on the edges of their property in places that were least likely to hinder agricultural activities. Several examples from Middle Georgia are discussed, although placing cemeteries on the furthest edges of property lines was common across the Southeast, and quite possibly across the nation.

Archaeological sites to visitArchaeology 101

Electromagnetic induction research at Ocmulgee reported

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

Bigman 2012 Ocmulgee Arch Prosp Fig2 CUIn a recent article, Dan Bigman of the University of Georgia describes using electromagnetic (EM) induction techniques to investigate two areas adjacent to the Funeral Mound at Ocmulgee National Monument, near Macon. These techniques allowed Bigman to learn more about the archaeological resources in the park without disturbing them. Using non-invasive methods allows archaeologists to learn about buried evidence of the past without disturbing it. You can visit the park yourself and see the area near the Funeral Mound for free.

Chapter NewsGwinnett Archaeological Research Society

June GARS newsletter is here!

The June 2012 issue of the newsletter of the Gwinnett County Chapter of SGA, the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), is now available. The newsletter is named Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin. The issue has stories about Fort Daniel research and recaps Archaeology Month activities. Find all stories about GARS on this website by clicking here.

CRM research notes

Prehistoric community excavated in Spalding County

Submitted by Lynn Pietak (

EPEI Spalding 04 CUExcavators working on a prehistoric settlement on the east bank of the Flint River in Spalding County have recovered materials from the Early Archaic through the Middle Woodland periods, along with posts, pits and many rock clusters. This work was performed by a crew from Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc. for the Georgia Department of Transportation. The ancient community was on the first terrace overlooking a back swamp.

2012 Archaeology MonthAnnouncements

May is Georgia Archaeology Month!

Submitted by Tammy Herron (

2012 ArchaeoMo Proclamation signing CUThe SGA’s 19th annual Georgia Archaeology Awareness promotion, Archaeology Month 2012, has as its theme Commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Our request for a proclamation designating May as Georgia Archaeology Month was received and acknowledged by the Governor’s office. Representatives from Georgia’s archaeological community, including the SGA, attended the proclamation signing by Governor Nathan Deal on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Chapter NewsGwinnett Archaeological Research Society

May 2012 GARS newsletter available

The fourth issue of the newsletter of the Gwinnett County Chapter of SGA, the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), is now available. The newsletter is named Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin. GARS members are heavily involved in this year’s Archaeology Month, in May, which has the theme Commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

2012 Archaeology MonthAnnouncementsAugusta Archaeological SocietySGA notices online

Archaeology Day scheduled for May 6th in Augusta

2012 Augusta Archaeo Soc Archaeology Day CUThe Augusta Museum of History and the Augusta Archaeological Society, a Chapter of the SGA, invite you to attend Archaeology Day at the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, 1822 Broad Street, in Augusta, on Saturday, May 6th, 2012. Admission is free. This event is one of many celebrating Georgia’s 2012 Archaeology Month.


Dr. Tucker becomes State Archaeologist

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

hpd_logo_circularOn 11 April 2012, the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced that Georgia has a new State Archaeologist, Dr. Bryan Tucker. Dr. Tucker succeeds Dr. David Crass, who is now Director of HPD.

AnnouncementsSGA notices onlineSouth Georgia Archaeological Research TeamThe SGA news

2012 SOGART symposium call for papers

Submitted by S. Dwight Kirkland (

SOGART, the South Georgia Archaeological Research Team, a Chapter of the SGA announces that its 2012 Symposium on Southeastern Coastal Plain Archaeology will be held at Stubbs Hall, South Georgia College, Douglas, on August 18th. Presentations are now being solicited for the meeting. Click here for an announcement suitable for posting.

2012 Archaeology Month2012 SpringAnnouncementsThe SGA news

2012 Archaeology Month event brochure

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

2012 ArchaeoMo illus CUThe SGA is proud to present the 2012 Archaeology Month event brochure, accessible by clicking here. All events listed in the brochure are also entered in the SGA’s online calendar All programs, events, and ongoing exhibits listed in the brochure are listed in the full story. Not all events are in May, although May is Archaeology Month in Georgia.

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

April 2012 Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin now available

The third issue of the newsletter of the Gwinnett County Chapter of SGA, the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), is now available. The newsletter is named Gwinnett Archaeology Bulletin. GARS members are planning to co-host (with the Fort Daniel Foundation) an afternoon expo at the Fort Daniel site on May 19th, as part of the 2012 Archaeology Month activities.

2012 Archaeology MonthGwinnett Archaeological Research SocietySGA notices online

Archaeology Month 2012 posters are rolled and stuffed

Submitted by Leslie Perry (

2012 Poster prep CUOn Monday, April 2, 2012, volunteers from the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society, TRC staff, and others from the SGA met at the offices of the cultural resources firm TRC, Inc. in Norcross to roll the Archaeology Month 2012 posters and stuff them in mailing tubes destined for Georgia school districts. Thanks to all the volunteers for finishing this important work.

AnnouncementsOnline news

Leake Site exhibition opens in Columbus

Columbus Mus Gateway CUThe Gateway to the Past: Georgia’s Leake Site exhibition will be on display through Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Columbus Museum, on Wynnton Road east of downtown Columbus. Using excavated artifacts from the Leake site and the Columbus Museum’s collection of Chattahoochee Valley objects, this history exhibition shows visitors what life was like for prehistoric American Indians living in what is now northern Georgia. The exhibition also includes an interactive audio/visual tour. Admission is free. Read more about the Leake site on this website by clicking here.