Coastal Archaeology

Do you have a passion for archaeology? If so, you’ll be interested to know that Coastal Georgia Historical Society has operated an archaeology laboratory at the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach since 2012.

This facility was envisioned by the late M. Ray Crook, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of West Georgia and a well-known authority on coastal archaeology. The lab has curated a number of approved archaeological projects at Cannon’s Point, a 600-acre nature preserve on the north end of St. Simons Island, and can arrange curation services for other local projects. Dr. Lindsey Cochran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at East Tennessee State University, is the Consulting Archaeologist, providing professional oversight for the laboratory.

The year 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Archaeology Laboratory. To learn more, see this article from the Society’s Summer 2022 Newsletter: Archaeology Lab.