The remains of a Spanish and Native American settlement are falling into a creek. Archaeologists are busy documenting the site. But officials are discussing a long-term solution to protect the site of a 16th Century Spanish church.
Researchers and archaeology students are getting ready to break new ground this summer at Camp Lawton, a Civil War prison camp that stayed virtually undisturbed for nearly 150 years before it was discovered in southeast Georgia. In late June, teams at Camp Lawton will dig deeper than anyone has in the previous three years.
Archaeologists in Georgia say they have discovered the location of a small frontier fort that was the site of a violent Revolutionary War gunbattle between patriot militiamen and fellow colonists siding with the British army. The team found musket balls and rifle parts at the battle site.
Archaeologists have found the remains of the Camp Lawton stockade wall, establishing the actual layout and site of one of the Civil Wars largest prisoner of war camps. The discovery was made at Magnolia Springs State Park located in Millen.
A massive US Army Corps of Engineers report on the $650 million proposed Savannah port expansion goes out for public comment Friday. The report details every aspect of the project, including a $14 million plan to conserve a Confederate battleship in the way of the dredging. The ironclad sank in the harbor in 1864.
Archaeologists have begun digging again at Fort Hawkins, and they say they've found fragments of frontier-era guns at the old Macon-area post. The team is trying to map the outer palisade wall of the frontier fort, which was built in 1808.