Social Science Research Institutes

Lamar Institute, Inc.

  • Savannah, GA
  • http://thelamarinstitute.org/

Mission Statement

To promote archaeological and educational research and public education about archaeology in the southeastern United States.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Skeletons in the Closet
  3. Pre-Civil War Forts Initiative
  4. Lost City Survey

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Service Areas

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National

primarily serves the southeastern United States, occasional research in Caribbean, Pacific, and Canada.

ruling year

1984

Principal Officer since 2000

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Mr. Daniel Elliott

Keywords

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education, archaeology, archeology, cultural resources, anthropology, history, colonial history, indians, native americans, fort hawkins, georgia forts, benjamin hawkins, ossabaw, ground penetrating radar, gpr, salzburgers

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Also Known As

LAMAR

EIN

58-1537572

Physical Address

101 Savannah Ave.

Rincon, GA 31326

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Since 1982 the LAMAR Institute has served the public in a variety of formats and venues. Most of this work has been in the form of archaeology but we have also made important contributions to history and southern art and culture.  Our work has led to better understanding of southern heritage. Our commitment to freely distribute our findings has proven to be an important resource for the curious citizenry. Our vigorous web presence has broadcast these important messages to an international audience since the early 1990s.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Georgia Pre-Civil War Fort's Initiative: seeks to inventory, locate, assess and study early fortified sites in Georgia. Ebenezer Archaeological Project: is a long term project to study the archaeological resources of New Ebenezer, Georgia and associated German ethnic settlements. Lost Georgia Archaeologists Program: Identifies and explores aspects of obscure early researchers in Georgia archaeology. Training Workshops: Scheduled as necessary.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Skeletons in the Closet

The Skeletons in the Closet initiative is an ongoing effort to identify, record and document previous archaeological research and archaeologists in the southeastern United States. Over the past two decades this effort has included museum research, genealogical and biographical research, and extensive historical reviews of newspapers and obscure publications.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Native Americans/American Indians

Budget

$250,000.00

Program 3

Pre-Civil War Forts Initiative

The Pre-Civil War Forts Initiative was launched in 1995 and it seeks to locate, explore and preserve military forts and battlefields, which date prior to the American Civil War, in Georgia and neighboring states.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$300,000.00

Program 4

Lost City Survey

The Lost City Survey, launched in 1987, seeks to locate, explore and preserve early historic settlements in Georgia and neighboring states. This work is accomplished by archaeological, geographical, and historical research.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$5,000,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

primarily serves the southeastern United States, occasional research in Caribbean, Pacific, and Canada.

Funding Needs

Capital support; Endowments; Project specific donations

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Lamar Institute, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Daniel Elliott

BIO

Daniel T. Elliott, President, has been a researcher with the LAMAR Institute since 1987. His primary interests are in the colonial and early federal periods in Georgia. Other interests include the resurrection of early Georgia archaeologists and their works; the Late Archaic period in the southeastern U.S.; and the Swift Creek culture. Mr. Elliott has been active in southeastern archaeology since 1977.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Hard Times! We are in one of those periods and I can really relate to Woody Guthrie now. Brother, if you have any spare change,our organization can sure put it to work. Otherwise, we may be standing in the bread line. Then, hopefully, happy times will be here again. The LAMAR Institute needs your support!--Update 5-9-2012: We are weathering the financial storm and the prospects for the rest of 2012 and 2013 appear promising. BUT we still need your help!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Daniel Elliott

The LAMAR Institute

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