Pat Garrow lecture, “What We Learned from Archaeology at Chieftains”

Date(s) – May 21 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Tuesday, May 21st, Pat Garrow will present a free public lecture, “What We Learned from Archaeology at Chieftains” at 6:30pm, in the Coosa Room at the Sara Hightower Regional Library (205 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161).

Mr. Garrow has had a 51-year career in archaeology, of which 40 years have been spent in cultural resource management. He has extensive experience in ethnohistory, historical archaeology, prehistoric archaeology, urban archaeology, historic cemetery studies, and cultural resource studies. He has directed projects over much of the continental United States and the U.S. Caribbean. He has served as Principal Investigator, Project Manager, or Senior Technical Advisor on hundreds of projects, and has published nine books or monographs and over 50 articles.  His experience has included preparation of scopes of work, research designs, work plans. He has authored or co-authored hundreds of contract reports.

Garrow served as the lead archaeologist who performed the original archaeological digs at Chieftains in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the help of local students and volunteers. His work at the museum unearthed some of the most valuable pieces in the current collection and provides a touchstone to the past for our area. Mr. Garrow retired in 2016 and has since been working on two books and several articles.