Staffed by volunteers from New South Associates Inc., a cultural resource management firm whose services include archaeology, architectural history, historic preservation, planning and interpretation of heritage site and cemetery studies, Abby the ArchaeoBus, the Society for Georgia Archaeology’s (SGA) mobile archaeology classroom will be touring DeKalb and Gwinnett libraries during the month of June to acquaint the public with this unique learning experience on wheels.
“It’s an innovative hands-on way to introduce archaeology,” says Mary Beth Reed, president of New South Associates Stone Mountain where Abby will be based over the next few months.
“There are a lot of lessons that come from it. Inside you’re going to learn a lot about prehistoric archaeology, historical archaeology, you’ll see exhibits on historic cemeteries and get a feel for what archaeology means.”
Reed adds that “We are very lucky to introduce it to the metro area. Kids love it and we do too.”
Abby’s Tour Schedule:
6/12/13 Hairston Crossing Library 3-4 pm
6/14/13 Dacula Library 10-12 pm
6/14/13 Five Forks Library 2-4 pm
6/18/13 Stonecrest Library 2-3 pm
6/19/13 Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library 2-3 pm
6/21/13 Buford Library 10-12 pm
6/21/13 Duluth Library 2-4 pm
6/28/13 Collins Hill Library 10-12 pm
6/28/13 Centerville Library 2-4 pm
Abby is completely booked for road tours at the moment but any classes or groups interested in booking a tour of Abby at the New South Associates campus, 6150 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue in Stone Mountain, should contact New South Associates Inc. Marketing Director and ArchaeoBus Outreach Specialist Nick Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770 498-4155 ext. 126. Please note there is a charge.
More information on Abby the ArchaeoBus can be found at the Society for Georgia Archaeology website www.thegsa.org or by contacting ArchaeoBus Chair Rita Elliott at email@example.com or 706 341-7797