This issue contains stories posted to during October, November, and December 2013.

There are 9 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!)

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Winter 2012 issue of The Profile now available

Issue number 155, Winter 2012, of the SGA’s quarterly newsletter, The Profile, is now available as a downloadable and printable PDF. Alternatively, you can click here to see excerpts of all stories in the issue. The stories in The Profile all were originally posted to this website October, November, or December of 2012.

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President’s Message: Winter 2012

Submitted by Tammy Herron (

…in which new President Tammy Herron congratulates incoming members of SGA’s leadership and announces that the 2013 Spring Meeting will be in Macon on Saturday, May 18th, at both the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Ocmulgee National Monument. In addition, the SGA has joined The Coalition to Preserve the Georgia Archives. If you haven’t already done so, you can renew your membership online by clicking here.

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Preserving our past for our future: The Chesser-Williams House

Submitted by Catherine Long

Chesser Williams House Lord Aeck Sargent 2The Chesser–Williams House is now at the campus of the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. The House has exquisite art work on its exterior and interior. By moving the House to the Center, it will be preserved for educational programming. The project has received recognition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of 22 projects in the United States that received a Cynthia Woods Mitchell grant in 2010.

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Remember SGA in year-end giving

As the end of 2012 approaches, the SGA Officers and Board Members encourage and invite you to support the SGA through a financial contribution to the SGA’s Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund is used to support educational outreach and the preservation of archaeological sites. You can now contribute online; no deductions are made by the vendor who handles the transaction and 100% of your donation comes to the SGA. Click the NEW online donation link here to donate NOW. Regardless of how you contribute, the Society for Georgia Archaeology is grateful for any financial contributions.

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Lewis Larson passes

Dr. Lewis H. Larson, Jr., who was active in Georgia archaeology for more than fifty years, passed away on November 25, 2012. Dr. Larson is is best known for his excavations at Etowah in northwest Georgia and sites along the coast of Georgia. Dr. Larson was appointed Georgia’s first State Archaeologist in 1972.

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2012 Fall Meeting wrap-up

Submitted by Catherine Long

Read about the Fall 2012 Meeting events and activities in Columbus. We spent the morning at the Columbus Museum, and in the afternoon visited the National Civil War Naval Museum. Read the full story for details.

Coastal Georgia Archaeological SocietyEvents information

“Alligators, Mosquitoes and Shovel Tests”

Savannah Ogeechee logoThe Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society will meet on Saturday, November 10th, at 2:00PM at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum to hear Ellen Harris of the Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Commission speak about recent digs and a proposed new archaeological ordinance for Chatham County. Her presentation is titled Alligators, Mosquitoes and Shovel Tests: Archaeology in and Around Savannah. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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Avondale Burial Place video

Submitted by J.W. Joseph (

Avondaleburialplace banner CURecently, New South Associates was contracted by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to recover, analyze, and relocate the Avondale Burial Place in southern Bibb County. Fieldwork discovered 101 individuals. Later analysis, including historical research, indicates the burial ground was most heavily used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, although there are indicators that this location began as a slave cemetery and was subsequently used by African American tenant farmers. View an excellent video about this important project that’s in the full story.

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The SGA at CoastFest 2012

Submitted by Kevin Kiernan (

00 coastfest 2012 CUOnce again, the SGA sent the Archaeobus to CoastFest 2012, in Brunswick, along with tables of displays staffed by fifteen member-volunteers (thank you! thank you!). Kevin Kiernan took the organizational lead on this event. Over 8000 people from across Georgia and nearby states crowded onto the grounds of the DNR’s Coastal Regional Headquarters near the beautiful Sidney Lanier Bridge to attend this event on Saturday, October 6th, with many touring SGA’s offerings.