Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory University of West Georgia

Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory


Mission Statement

  The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory is an academic research facility dedicated to the scholarly pursuit of knowledge about past cultures within Georgia and surrounding areas of the southeastern United States. The Laboratory supports the active research and instructional interests of its Curator and the Anthropology Faculty of the University of West Georgia and is a repository for appropriate archaeological collections from local, state, and federal agencies and private entities. Through facilitated research access, education, loans, and public outreach the Laboratory serves the university, local, state, and national community of residents, students, and scholars.

Our Purpose

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory was constructed in 1991 to serve as the university-based repository for existing and future archaeological materials generated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Department of Transportation, and other agencies and organizations conducting field research at Georgia archaeological sites. The Waring Laboratory operates in compliance with federal regulations for Archaeological Curation and Collections Management (36 CFR 79) and accepts new collections for curation in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other state and federal statutes and regulations. The laboratory is the repository for approximately 6,000 cubic feet of artifacts and records from archaeological sites across Georgia and welcomes professional research use of these collections.

Last Update: August 19, 2013

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