"...iron gall ink on parchment"
Submitted by Sammy Smith (email@example.com) Georgia’s official copy of the Declaration of Independence was made with iron gall ink on parchment. It was made in response to a Congressional order made on January 18th, 1777.Read More
"500 years of American food"---via the Smithsonian
Like language, the food of a people provides a window to the inner workings and values of those who live within that culture. Some researchers use the term foodways to refer to “the study of the procurement, preparation, and consumption of food.Read More
"African American Voices" Oakland Cemetery's first cell phone tour
Submitted by Kelly Woodard (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jeanne Cyriaque, African American Programs Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division has notified the SGA about the launch of “African American Voices,” Oakland Cemetery’s first cell phone walking tour, which consists of twelve burial sites, located in the African American burial section of the cemetery.Read More
"Alligators, Mosquitoes and Shovel Tests"
“Alligators, Mosquitoes and Shovel Tests: Archaeology in and Around Savannah"—Ellen Harris of the Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Commission will talk about recent digs and a proposed new archaeological ordinance for Chatham County on Saturday November 10, 2012 at 2:00PM at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum, 681 Fort Argyle Road (Rte.Read More
"Archaeology from Reel to Real"
Submitted by Sammy Smith (email@example.com) To compare the archaeology of Indiana Jones and of “real” archaeologists, the National Science Foundation presents a web experience called “Archaeology from Reel to Real: A Special Report.Read More
"Big things" in archaeology: cliodynamics and chiefdoms
Submitted by Sammy Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) Detail from Gavrilets, Anderson, and Turchin (2010), Figure 2. The plots model the growth and decline dynamics of relative size of the largest polity, it’s complexity, etc.Read More
"Preserving Georgia's Historic Cemeteries"
Submitted by Sammy Smith (email@example.com) The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has a downloadable sixteen-page booklet dated November 2007, titled Preserving Georgia’s Historic Cemeteries, that you may find interesting.Read More
1875 Scull Shoals article leads researcher home
Submitted by Tom Gresham (firstname.lastname@example.org) While browsing through microfilmed issues of the Oglethorpe County newspaper, the Oglethorpe Echo, looking for a death notice, my eye was caught by a startling sub-headline “Acres of Human Bones Unearthed.Read More
18th-century ship found during WTC construction
Submitted by Sammy Smith (email@example.com) World Trade Center location in Google Earth satellite photograph. Note how far it now is from the Hudson River, on the left edge of the image.Read More
1906 Antiquities Act provisions under discussion
Submitted by Sammy Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) Nationally, many archaeological resources in the USA are protected through federal ownership in national parks, national landmarks, and other preserves. The legislation commonly known as the 1906 Antiquities Act (original text below) is critical legislation in the protection of archaeological sites.Read More