Title

Archaeology Under the Moon(shine)

Faculty Mentor(s)

William Balco

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Presentation - completed/ongoing

Subject Area

History/Anthropology/Philosophy

Location

Library Technology Center 163

Start Date

24-3-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

24-3-2017 10:50 AM

Description/Abstract

The hills of north Georgia have a long tradition of illicit liquor manufacture, or moonshining. Although moonshining sites are scattered across the region, few remain visible and fewer still have been documented or studied archaeologically. During the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017, UNG students explored one previously unreported still site located in Lumpkin County. This paper discusses methods employed to study the site and presents preliminary results of the investigation. This paper demonstrates the significance of an important but invisible component of north Georgia’s cultural heritage, contributing to the region’s archaeological record.

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Archaeology Under the Moon(shine)

Library Technology Center 163

The hills of north Georgia have a long tradition of illicit liquor manufacture, or moonshining. Although moonshining sites are scattered across the region, few remain visible and fewer still have been documented or studied archaeologically. During the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017, UNG students explored one previously unreported still site located in Lumpkin County. This paper discusses methods employed to study the site and presents preliminary results of the investigation. This paper demonstrates the significance of an important but invisible component of north Georgia’s cultural heritage, contributing to the region’s archaeological record.