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Archaeology Day Trip to Dig Ossabaw, Saturday June 24

A Hands-On Archaeology Experience:   Ossabaw Island Archaeology Day Trip is Saturday, June 25


Take part in an active archaeological dig on Ossabaw Island on the Georgia coast.  

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. 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.

Travel to and from Ossabaw Island by pontoon boat with Bull River Cruises.

Day/Date:  Saturday, June 25, 2016

Departure time:  9:00am (please arrive by 8:45am)

Return time: 3:30pm (approximate return to the mainland)


Location: Depart and return via Delegal Creek Marina, 1 Marina Dr., The Landings, Skidaway Island, Georgia

Who should attend: All are welcome.  Reservations and prepayment required. Minors must be accompanied by supervising adult.

Other:  Trip occurs rain or shine, unless canceled by the boat captain due to weather advisory.


$95 for general public

Fee includes transportation by boat to and from Ossabaw Island, on-island transportation and archaeology programming.  Bring your own lunch and beverage/water.


Reservations and prepayment required. No onsite registrations. Online registration preferred
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