Archaeological Lab

The Archaeological Lab provides facilities to prepare (cleaning, labeling, etc…) and analyze archaeological materials. It is also where our field equipment is stored. The lab has two sinks, a large drying rack, and storage space. Numerous projects (from Georgia and Mexico) have been carried out in this space. Currently Dr. Glover and students are collaborating with the Historic Oakland Foundation and Ms. Jennie Eldridge, a current M.A. student in the Heritage Preservation program at GSU. GSU students have also worked with Native American materials from a GDOT collection, along with materials from an historic mill site in Troup County, Georgia – a project done in association with New South Associates, a local CRM firm. Earlier projects have resulted in Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC) posters:

Komic, Adi
2015 The Moeggenberg Collection: Making Sense of Unprovenienced Artifacts. Poster presented at the Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference.
Faculty advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Glover

Heinemann, Alexander, Jason Walton, Julie Tingley, Michael Alvarez, Halle Stoutzenberger, Hazel Sanchez, and Jeffrey B. Glover
2011 Preliminary Analysis of the Spatial Distribution of Archaeological Materials from the Deer Run Site, Calhoun County, GA. Poster presented at the Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference.

Smoller, Lauren, Hazel Sanchez, Stephanie Zimmerman, and Jeffrey B. Glover
2011 Cultural Resources of Buzzard Roost Island. Poster presented at the Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference.

Patterson, James W. and Jeffrey B. Glover
2010 An Investigation of Ancient Maya Coastal Subsistence Practices Using Floral and Faunal Macroremains Recovered from Vista Alegre, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Poster presented at the Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference.

Kell 333 (fondly called the “Being John Malkovich” lab) serves as lab space and a collections curation space. Currently there is a collection of polychrome pottery from Costa Rica (c. AD 250 – 900), a collection of early Chalcolithic (c. 4000 – 5000 BC) figurines and tokens from Iran, a collection of Woodland Period (c. AD 250 – 700) pottery from Miners Creek (a site just east of Atlanta), a collection of Early Archaic lithic materials from Savage Cave (named after the Savage family), Kentucky, and the MARTA type collection is also housed in Kell 333.

We also have a sizeable collection of Archaic period preform Soapstone vessels from the aptly named Soapstone ridge (also east of Atlanta). GSU students collected these materials in the early 1980s
arch lab inside