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Ocmulgee Archaeological Society

OAS looking for new meeting location

The Ocmulgee Archaeological Society (OAS) is working to finalize a meeting place for next year since we have to move from Ocmulgee National Monument (ONM), where we have been meeting since our re-establishment in 2003. The National Park Service’s budgetary restraints have made it impossible to have a ranger on duty after hours next year. […]


HoverCrafts might be of help

Submitted by Bill Frazier (

We all know that there are some riverine areas that are nearly impossible to reach, but may hold information about the past, especially if you are interested in resources such as fishtraps. I recently heard from a member of the HoverClub, owners of small one- and two-person Hover Crafts. It seems that the HoverClub have […]

AnnouncementsCRM research notes

Fernbank managing St. Catherines Island archaeological collection

Much of the routine archaeological activity at Fernbank concerns management of the St. Catherines Island archaeological collection. Great strides have been made to bring housing of the collection up to contemporary standards, and planning is underway for a new exhibit that will feature the many stories represented by this remarkable set of artifacts. Information about […]

CRM research notes

Waring Lab collaborating with GDOT on curation project

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory (Waring Laboratory) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have officially begun a collaboration project for data management. The goal of this project is to maximize efficiency of curation by eliminating redundancy and improving communication between GDOT and the Waring Laboratory. Currently, GDOT curates all of its collections […]

CRM research notes

Terracon busy near Atlanta, Gainesville, elsewhere

Submitted by Terracon Consultants (770-623-0755)

Terracon archaeologists and historians continue to maintain busy field schedules across the southeast. The summer and autumn seasons have sent our staff to southwest, northern, and coastal Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, and the far reaches of northwest Virginia. Recently we have completed Phase I & II surveys for GDOT of a 32-mile corridor road […]

CRM research notes

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest activities

After several years in which the position was vacant, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest filled the position of District Archaeologist on the Oconee Ranger District in Eatonton, Georgia, in April 2005. James Wettstaed took this position after working as an archaeologist with the U.S. Forest Service for 13 years in Missouri and four years in Montana. […]

Chapter NewsOcmulgee Archaeological Society

2006 Ocmulgee Archaeological Society

—photo by John Trussel John Trussell and Stephen Hammack visited two small caves along the Houston-Macon County line in August 2006 to look for petroglyphs. Only the Houston cave was large enough to crawl into, though John (2007 OAS Treasurer) put on his thinking cap and opted to take pictures. John’s photo of Stephen emerging […]

CRM research notes

New South excavating, reporting

Submitted by New South Associates (770-498-4155)

In possibly our busiest winter to date, New South Associates is currently at work on two data recovery projects and is about to begin a third, in addition to a number of survey and testing projects, including smaller corridor or bridge surveys conducted in Bartow, Lowndes, Douglas, Coweta, Paulding, and Washington counties. Data recovery excavations […]