Uncovering Ossabaw Island: Hands-On Archaeology Day Trip is June 21

 

Contact:

Robin Gunn

Project Coordinator, The Ossabaw Island Foundation

robin@ossabawisland.org; 912-233-5104

 

Uncovering Ossabaw Island: Hands-On Archaeology Day Trip is June 21

 

Take part in an active archaeological dig happening this summer at the South End of Ossabaw Island.  Led by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources’ Archaeology Division and the University of Georgia, this dig will serve as a Field School for UGA’s archaeology graduate students.  Across the centuries, Ossabaw’s south end was a Native American settlement, two plantations (18th century and 19th century), and an early 20th century lumber mill.

 

The day starts with a short boat ride from Richmond Hill through Newell Creek to Ossabaw Island’s South End dock.  After an island overview, get an introduction to the archaeology dig and what’s been found so far, then assist graduate student archaeologists in digging for artifacts, and sorting the day’s findings.  Bring your own lunch and bottled water for a picnic under the trees.  There will be time to wander the South End before returning to the mainland.

 

Date/Time:  Saturday, June 21, 9am-3pm

 

Location: Depart and return via Kilkenny Marina, 3083 Kilkenny Rd., Richmond Hill, Georgia.

 

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

 

Other:  Bring your own lunch and water/beverage.  Trip occurs rain or shine, unless canceled by the boat captain due to weather advisory.

 

Fee:  $60 per person for Friends of Ossabaw;  $75 for general public (includes “Friends of Ossabaw” membership.)       Fee includes transportation by boat to and from Ossabaw Island, plus programming.  Reservations and prepayment required. No onsite registrations. Online registration preferred via www.ossabawisland.net.

 

Sponsored by:  The Ossabaw Island Foundation

 

Contact: Robin Gunn, robin@ossabawisland.org; 912-233-5104. [okay to publish]

 

Website: ossabawisland.org

 

Registration website:   ossabawisland.net

 

ABOUT OSSABAW ISLAND:  Ossabaw Island is a 26,000-acre undeveloped barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean, owned by the State of Georgia and located in Chatham County. Georgia’s first Heritage Preserve, accessible only by boat, is undeveloped and set aside by an Executive Order for natural, scientific and cultural study, research and education; and for environmentally sound preservation, conservation and management of the island’s ecosystem.

 

ABOUT THE OSSABAW ISLAND FOUNDATION:  The Ossabaw Island Foundation (TOIF) is a non-profit 501 (c)3.  Through a partnership with the State of Georgia, TOIF inspires, promotes, and manages exceptional educational, cultural, and scientific programs that are designed to maximize the experience of Ossabaw Island, while minimizing the impact on the island’s resources.

 

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Robin Gunn
Project Coordinator

 

The Ossabaw Island Foundation

305 Fahm Street

Savannah, GA  31401

www.ossabawisland.org

 

912-233-5104 (office)

912-272-1448 (mobile/text)

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