National Archaeology Day at Fort Frederica


Celebrate Archeology at Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Frederica National Monument is joining hundreds of archeological organizations around the world to celebrate International Archeology Day on October 20th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The staff at Fort Frederica invites the local community to interact with professionals in the fields of archeology and historical preservation. Exhibitors from Georgia Southern University, Cannon's Point Preserve, Southeast Archeological Center, Sons of the American Revolution, and others will be on site to showcase archeological sites in Georgia, as well as children's activities and displays of rarely seen artifacts. In addition, we will be unveiling a new temporary exhibit showcasing some of the recent finds and work conducted by park staff, volunteers, and summer camp attendees this past spring at Fort Frederica.

Guest speakers whose archeological work focuses on the Golden Isles and Coastal Empire regions will give talks about their recent research from 1:00pm – 3:00pm:

• Laura Seifert – "Kiah House Archaeology: From Jewish Immigrants to the Museum for the Masses"
• Rhianna Bennett- "Archaeology in the Classroom: History and Impact of the Fort Frederica Archaeology Program"
• Scott Clark – "Late Woodland Period Subsistence on Coastal Georgia: Remains from Taylor Fish Camp"
• Lindsey Cochran – "More than Tabby Ruins: Housing Below the Surface of Georgia's Lowcountry Plantation Landscapes"
• Dr. Nick Honerkamp – "Did James Edward Oglethorpe Sleep Here? Summarizing the Above- Below-Ground Evidence"
• Michael Seibert – "Findings from recent archeology at Fort Frederica 2017-18"

Admission is Free. For additional information/content on the event contact: Michael Seibert at Fort Frederica (Michael_Seibert