Although Savannah is known for its historic preservation, the archaeology, unseen by most, has been mostly forgotten. Fighting for Savannah’s archaeology, Digging Savannah is public archaeology through community partnerships from the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University. Digging Savannah is a program that engages students in solving the problem of archaeological site loss in Savannah.
Digging Savannah was founded by two Armstrong Anthropology instructors, Laura Seifert and Barbara Bruno, who has recently retired from teaching after 16 years of service at Armstrong. Our project creates activities and events for Armstrong students and the Savannah community. Our on-going project is the Android and iPhone smartphone apps. We are currently focused on doing research with our undergraduate students and do not have many public outreach activities planned. However, please contact us if you would like us to speak to your particular group or host a walking tour. Look for our “past events” tab to see what we have done in the past. We are always happy to schedule a program on demand.
We are always looking for more community partners to share Savannah’s history. Do you have an archaeology site on your property? Maybe you have found an artifact and would like us to identify it. The answers to many Frequently Asked Questions can be found in our brochure.
We are happy to visit classrooms, businesses, and other organizations to discuss archaeology and preservation with you. Stay tuned as we develop more opportunities for Savannah students and citizens to participate in the history beneath their feet!
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