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President's message

President outlines changes ahead for the SGA

Submitted by Dennis Blanton (

As the new president, I welcome the responsibility of leading The Society for Georgia Archaeology again. The organization is prospering and functioning in ways that were almost unthinkable when I served as president over a quarter-century ago. Clearly, the healthy state of SGA is testament to many years of sound leadership and broad support, and […]

AnnouncementsArchaeoBus News

Birth announcement

Submitted by Rita Elliott (

The Society for Georgia Archaeology is pleased to announce a recent birth after a long labor. The new arrival is a beautiful, baby bus. ArchaeoBus arrived on November 21, 2008, measuring 16’ long and weighing several tons. Proud Godparents include the ArchaeoBus Committee. These baby pictures show the new bus, swaddled in its designer ‚“wrap” […]


Singer-Moye ownership shifted to UGA

Submitted by Mike Bunn (

On Monday, November 17, 2008, the Columbus Museum formally transferred ownership of the Singer-Moye mound site property, located in Stewart County, to the University of Georgia. The ceremony, which was attended by Museum and UGA representatives, local elected officials, members of the Singer and Moye families and a number of interested citizens, was the culmination […]


St. Catherines Island ceramics featured in new Fernbank exhibit

Submitted by Dennis Blanton

Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta has opened a new permanent exhibition featuring artifacts from St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Using pottery as a lens, Conveyed in Clay: Stories from St. Catherines Island explores 5,000 years of human history, from the oldest type of pottery discovered in North America to the introduction of Spanish majolica […]

The busy Christmas shopper

During the holiday rush, here is a poem, as you consider the benefits of giving a contribution to the SGA Endowment Fund as a holiday gift. Such a gift is a wonderful way to recognize the business associates, colleagues, friends, and family in your life and is a great way to support public archaeological outreach. […]

CRM research notes

HPD co-sponsors hands-on cemetery workshops

Practical training in action, courtesy of Jonathan Appell. Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division, in partnership with the Decatur Preservation Alliance/Friends of Decatur Cemetery and the Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association, sponsored four hands-on cemetery conservation workshops in October and early November 2008. HPD was able to offer financial support from sales proceeds of the book, Grave Intentions: […]

Research articles

Fall excavations on St. Catherines Island

Submitted by Anna M. Semon (

Jennifer Salinas and Elizabeth Drolet screening soil during the Back Creek Village shovel test pit survey. This past October, the American Museum of Natural History returned to St. Catherines Island for three weeks of fieldwork, tackling a range of interrelated projects. We monitored on-going construction projects occurring on the island, launched a largescale shovel test […]

CRM research notes

Archaeology news from Robins Air Force Base

Submitted by Stephen Hammack (

Mercer students examine C-47 crash site from the 1940s—now an historic site! The Environmental Management Division at Robins Air Force Base has been busy this summer and fall working with local students and helping to coordinate the base’s annual Native American Heritage Observance (NAHO) month. Three archaeology students from Mercer University, Leah Casler, Joey Rantz, […]

CRM research notes

Georgia Department of Transportation update

Submitted by Pamela Johnson (

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) archaeologists met in September at New Echota State Historic Site in Gordon County with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Elder’s Advisory Council and Federal Highway Administration to discuss the proposed bridge replacements and roadway improvements to State Route (SR) 225. Tribal elders and members of EBCI […]

Augusta Archaeological Society

AAS field trips, meetings

The Augusta Archaeological Society has been busy with a variety of stewardship, research, and outreach activities. John Arena and John Whatley visited Stallings Island on September 12 to check on the status of the vegetation, goats, and donkeys for the Archaeological Conservancy. On September 18 seven of our members met with George Lowrey and Jessica […]

Georgia Mountains Archaeological Society

Help wanted (Or, Uncle Dan wants YOU!)

The Georgia Mountains chapter (GMAS) is looking for a few good men and women with a strong archaeological interest in field survey, recording sites, and investigating prehistoric and historic occupations here in northeast Georgia. Enthusiasm for the outdoors, hiking, canoeing, drawing, artifacts, history, and photography are considered assets, but of course are not required. Come […]

Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society

GAAS teams with the Flat Rock Archive

Beginning in May 2008, members of the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society have participated in a project complete with a sense of historic preservation and civic responsibility. Dedicating time and tools, members of GAAS have teamed up with the Flat Rock Archive in Lithonia, Georgia, to help in the restoration and documentation of the historic Flat […]

Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society

GARS excavations at Fort Daniel reveal trench, hearth

Figure 1. Trench feature with hearth feature in background, both at the bottom of the plowzone. The Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) has put excavations at Fort Daniel on hold until analysis of recovered artifacts, representing more than one year of investigations at the site, and preparation of a technical report are completed. On the […]

Ocmulgee Archaeological Society

OAS speakers, artifact ID days, fieldwork

The OAS has had some great speakers of late. Jack Wynn spoke in August on the fascinating topic of South American Peruvian archaeology. OAS member Dick Brunelle, who is involved in several SGA chapters around the state, spoke in September about his volunteer experiences in archaeology from projects as different as Fort Daniel in Gwinnett […]