Buried, but not forgotten

Six-thousand years ago, a Native American community inhabited a 60-acre stretch of grassland and forest just outside of Warrenton, Georgia. They were likely ancestors to the Creeks, though it’s tough to say for sure. Like all ancient humans, we know them only by the things they left behind: Broken tools, forgotten jewelry, fragments of pottery—the detritus of life in a premodern civilization.

Dr. Jennifer Trunzo, associate professor of Anthropology, led a small team to the site this summer as part of an archeological field school. Her goals were twofold: One, to teach students the skills and techniques necessary to succeed as field archeologists; and two, to learn more about those who came before.

The team, composed of four students, a graduate and a high school volunteer, spent several weeks canvasing the land (now a farm) for artifacts.

Along the way, they found something far more valuable: a new perspective.

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Nick Garrett is a communications coordinator in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him at 706-446-4802 or ngarret1@augusta.edu.

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