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

Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory

 
  About the Waring Laboratory's Logo

Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological LaboratoryThe logo for the Waring Laboratory is derived from the incised design on the back of a human ceramic figurine that Lewis Larson excavated from the Pine Harbor site in McIntosh County during the 1950s.  A raptorial bird, it was one of several Southeastern Ceremonial Complex designs represented on pottery at that site and others in the area, leading Larson to define the type "Pine Harbor Incised," a local variant of Irene Incised.  Its significance for the Waring Laboratory is acknowledgement to the scholarly contributions of Antonio J. Waring, Jr. (with Preston Holder) about the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex and more generally Waring's pioneering archaeological research along the Georgia coast.  The design was sculpted and cast by Henry Setter, a prominent artist who was on the faculty at West Georgia, for the sign that is mounted on front of the Waring Lab and also adopted as its logo in about 1990.  The figurine itself, along with other material from the Pine Harbor site, is curated at the Waring Laboratory.

 
 
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