Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My sandbox...

Many years ago I was active in Georgia archaeology, serving the State organization (SGA) and a local chapter in Atlanta. I'm not sure how I grew away from it, as I thoroughly enjoyed the digs, the history and especially the people I met. Recently I decided to attend one of the semi-annual meetings that the Society for Georgia Archaeology (http://thesga.org/) holds each year. It was so wonderful catching up with old friends, meeting new people, and getting updated on the latest archaeological sites and research.

This particular meeting was held at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (http://www.gwinnettehc.org/) in Buford, GA. It was raining (as it seems to do in Georgia most days) so these pictures do not do the Center justice. It is a beautiful facility so please visit their website to get a better view of this amazing complex!
Yes, that is grass and plants growing on the roof. The facility is considered "green" and has water reclamation as well as many other environmental features.
One of several water pools...

Once inside we were escorted to our meeting. There were several displays of current archaeological events in Georgia.
Our welcoming crew and registrars.
A couple of old friends...
More displays and a lot of interest.
Archaeology is alive and well in Georgia and it is my hope to return to that which provided me with so much joy in the past. I can't wait to get back in the sandbox!

1 comment:

Eastlake Victorian said...

How fascinating! I've always wondered what it would be like to be involved in archaeology. Nice that you were able to mingle with some old friends. Our soil is full of clay... is it better to dig in Georgia's sandier soil?