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The Office of the State Archaeologist serves as the center of disciplinary expertise in state government.

As dictated in Official Code of Georgia Annotated Sections 12-3-52, 12-3-80, and others the Office of the State Archaeologist has several duties including issuing permits for archaeological research on State owned lands and helping to coordinate the final resting place for burials that have been inadvertently disturbed.

We work closely with agencies and organizations both inside and outside state government. Some of our most important public partners are the Society for Georgia Archaeology, the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists, the Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns, and the Georgia Archaeological Site File. The Office of the State Archaeologist provides assistance to the public, offering technical advice, information, and educational opportunities related to archaeology.

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Who to contact:

Rachel Black, Deputy State Archaeologist, Phone: 770-389-7862