Archive for March, 2018

Archaeology at Hazel Creek, Habersham County, Georgia
March 21, 2018

Announcing the release of another LAMAR Institute report, which is available for free download.

The report is entitled,

In Search of the Nacoochee Chiefdom: Recent and Not So Recent Data from Habersham County

LAMAR Institute Report Series,
Report Number 89

By Daniel T. Elliott and R. Steven Webb

Click on the link below to access the report:

http://thelamarinstitute.org/images/PDFs/publication_89.pdf

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Abby the Archaeobus in Savannah, ONE DAY ONLY!
March 20, 2018

ArchaeoBus at Forsyth Farmers Market 3-24-18

Abby the Archaeobus, the dreamgirl of the Society for Georgia Archaeology, will make a one-day only appearance in Savannah’s Forsyth Park on Saturday, March 24 from 9-1PM. Free and open to the public. Be there!

Our history is beneath our feet.

The Lick Skillett Road Upland Survey, Greene County, Georgia.
March 19, 2018

Announcing the release of LAMAR Institute Publication Report Number 198. The Lick Skillett Road Upland Survey, Greene County, Georgia. By Daniel T. Elliott and Amanda Thompson, 2018. It is available for free download in .pdf format at:

http://thelamarinstitute.org/images/PDFs/publication_198.pdf

This is a report of survey fieldwork done in 1981, followed by a very long pause, and a report finally completed in 2018. The survey data contained in this report adds to the body of archaeological information on settlement in the Oconee River watershed of north-central Georgia.

James Seagrove’s Journal from 1793
March 16, 2018

Announcing the release of:

LAMAR Institute Publication Series Report Number 220

Another research report by the LAMAR Institute has been uploaded to its website for free public download.  Click on the link above to download LAMAR Institute’s Report 220, entitled, Journal of James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, 1793. The journal, which covers the period from October 31, 1793 to December 10, 1793, was transcribed by Daniel Battle and Daniel T. Elliott. The original manuscript is archived in the Butler Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

James Seagrove is a poorly understood historical figure in early Georgia history. He was appointed Creek Indian Agent by President George Washington in early 1792. In 1793 he embarked into the Creek Nation and spent several months talking with the Lower and Upper Creek Chiefs. This was during a tense period in American history when the residents of Georgia and the Creeks were in an undeclared war.  In addition to the obvious political content, Seagrove’s journal provides wonderful details of aspects of Creek life. This journal has never seen the light of day in academic circles and I encourage anyone interested in Creek history and culture, early Georgia history and early American history to read it!

Tyger Village
March 2, 2018

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A very brief report on an interesting prehistoric site in Union County, South Carolina.