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Uncovering Ossabaw Island

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:56am

UGA faculty and students are engaged up and down the barrier islands of Georgia this summer. One of the many projects to protect and explore is an archaeological field school  through July 17 on Sapelo and Ossabaw Island:

 Led by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources' Archaeology Division and the University of Georgia, this excavation at the former Buckhead Plantation site on Ossabaw Island is serving as a Field School for UGA’s archaeology graduate and undergraduate students.

And the public is invited to take part on this learning expedition this Saturday, June 20:

Participants in this one-day workshop will assist graduate students excavating public and domestic architecture associated with a Late Mississippian Native American village, and will likely encounter historic period artifacts as well from the site being farmed in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Techniques include excavation, remote sensing using ground penetrating radar, and labwork including rinsing, sorting and identifying artifacts.

All are welcome, but registration and pre-payment are required. Cost and travel details here. Sounds like a great day on the Georgia coast. Get out there!

 

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