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UWG Summer Camps 2023: Can You Dig It? Archaeology West

Dates: June 5-9, 2023

Meets: M, Tu, W, Th and F from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: UWG Carrollton

Early Wolf Registration Fee: $280.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.


UWG Summer Camps
Summer 2023

Let Your 6th-12th Grader Spend Their Summer With Us!

The University of West Georgia Summer Camps offer a unique experience for sixth through twelfth graders looking to explore their passions, make new friends, and learn a lot along the way.

Camp attendees will learn alongside faculty and staff experts to develop life skills and explore hands-on activities related to Arts & Culture, Computing & Entrepreneurship, Nursing, and Science.

Program: Can You Dig It? Archaeology West. In Archaeology West, campers will work side by side with a modern-day archaeologist and historian to discover artifacts buried right here in our own backyard. Campers will visit our mock pit where they will scan for artifacts with a trowel, sift through screens, and try their hand at a datum.

Ages: Rising 6th Graders through 12th Graders. The camp curriculum is designed for youth in middle through high school. Please register in the name of the child/student attending the camp.

Registration Fee: Sign up today for as many camps as you like at the Early Wolf rate savings of $15 off each camp through 4/1. Camp registration includes expert instruction from UWG faculty and staff, rich materials, hands-on activities, and delicious lunches on campus.

Location: UWG Carrollton. Facility TBA.

Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Drop-off begins at 8:45 AM and all campers must be picked up between 2:45 PM and 3:00 PM.

Youth Waiver: Upon registration, participant's parent/guardian should complete the online UWG Summer Camps 2023 Youth Waiver Forms.
Fee: $280.00

UWG Carrollton

1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter is a public historian with a background in archaeology and serves as the Curator of Collections of the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Research Laboratory on the campus of the University of West Georgia. Carter's scholarly interests are in the social and labor histories of the Southeast textile industry, specifically the "Uprising of '34." Carter is also one of the leading experts in artifact digitization in the state of Georgia and is interested in the application of digitized artifacts in educational and public outreach contexts. At the lab, he is responsible for curating Georgia's archaeological past for posterity, leading and mentoring a staff of graduate and undergraduate students, interns, and volunteers, and ensuring the lab facility and operations remains compliant with federal and state regulations regarding the curation of our cultural resources. You may have seen some of his projects here in Carrollton, such the Long Swamp Traveling Exhibit or the Carrollton Spur of the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail.

Nathan Lawres

Dr. Nathan Lawres is an archaeological anthropologist focused primarily on the Precolumbian Southeastern United States. The primary focus of my research is in South Florida, specifically in the northern Everglades. It is here that the Mayaimi and Serrope, associated with the Belle Glade archaeological culture, lived, dwelling in a largely aqueous landscape. My research on the Belle Glade archaeological culture addresses multiple anthropological concerns. On a broader scale, I am interested in the ways that people interact with and live within their environment, which is related to numerous facets of human culture. My most recent research delves into how the ways people understand their lived world or reality (i.e., ontologies) affects the ways they live within and interact with that world. This, in turn, leads to specific cultural practices that are visible in the material record. Additionally, my research interests involve the intersections of archaeological practice and planning and development. I am currently involved in a project with colleagues aimed at evaluating ways we can shift the priorities afforded to archaeological and other cultural resources to increase the preservation of those resources for future generations. Dr. Lawres is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director, Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory at the University of West Georgia.
Date Day Time Location
06/05/2023Monday9 AM to 3 PM UWG Carrollton
06/06/2023Tuesday9 AM to 3 PM UWG Carrollton
06/07/2023Wednesday9 AM to 3 PM UWG Carrollton
06/08/2023Thursday9 AM to 3 PM UWG Carrollton
06/09/2023Friday9 AM to 3 PM UWG Carrollton


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