Madison Square

Madison Square
Savannah Under Fire archaeologists work in Madison Square, Savannah, GA, surrounded by visitors and citizens interested in our dig.

Monday, December 14, 2009


What you need to know about us:

"Savannah Under Fire" is an archaeological project to find and save Revolutionary War sites in Savannah, GA. Savannah, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution, is renowned for its historic preservation. We hope this project will promote archaeological preservation throughout the city.

This work is sponsored by the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Project. Our first grant spanned 2007-2008. We are beginning preliminary research on our second grant and expect to start fieldwork in January of 2010.

"Savannah Under Fire" is also sponsored by Coastal Heritage Society, a non-profit organization based in Savannah that operates the Savannah History Museum, the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Battlefield Park, and Old Fort Jackson (

We invite you to become involved in Savannah's archaeology!

- Dates of our fieldwork will be posted on our Facebook page (

- Attend a PowerPoint presentation about the Revolutionary War archaeology we are doing on this project. Information about future presentations will be listed on our Facebook site.

- Talk to us - we would like to record information about where Revolutionary War artifacts have been discovered in the area. Comment on this blog or see the discussion tab on ourfacebook site.

- Support the non-renewable resources of Savannah and Chatham County's archaeological sites by letting local civic leaders, policiticians, and policy makers know how important these are to our quality of life and to generating money through cultural tourism.

We invite Savannah residents and visitors to join the conversation. Please contact Rita Elliott at Thanks!

The mandatory disclaimer:
This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.