Fort Hawkins Archaeological Project

This listing expired on September 1, 2011. Please contact for any updated information.

Fort Hawkins Archaeological Project

Location: Macon, Georgia, United States

Season Dates: October 10, 2011 - October 28, 2011
Application Deadline: September 1, 2011



Program Type

Affiliation: The LAMAR Institute, Inc.

Project Director: Daniel T. Elliott, The LAMAR Institute, Inc.

Project Description

Fort Hawkins was a U.S. Army fort completed in 1809 and garrisoned until 1819. It was a major headquarters for the Southern District during the War of 1812 and the 1st Seminole War. Archaeological excavations in 2005 resulted into major discoveries that continue with the present project.  The present excavation will focus on the fort's western wall.  For more background information the full excavation report of the 2005-2007 seasons is available for free download at the LAMAR Institute's website and at the Fort Hawkins Commission's website.

Period(s) of Occupation: Historic, 19th century

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 5 days

Minimum Age: 15

Experience Required: Preferred.

Room and Board Arrangements

Volunteers are responsible for their own room and board.

Cost: $150

Academic Credit
Number of credits offered: none

Contact Information
Daniel T. Elliott
P.O. Box 2992
Savannah, GA 31402
Phone: 7063417796

Recommended Bibliography

Elliott, Daniel. 2009. Fort Hawkins, 2005-2007 Field Seasons. LAMAR Institute Publication Series Report 124. Savannah, Georgia.

Javascript is required to view this map.