St. Catherines Island: Key to Georgia's Past

Fernbank Museum is the home to a world-class archaeological collection, The St. Catherines Island Foundation and Edward John Noble Foundation Collection. This collection is the product of 30 years of research led by Dr. David Hurst Thomas, Curator of North American Archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History. Artifacts and records from this work will be used at Fernbank for the creation of new exhibitions and programs. St. Catherines Island is an unspoiled Georgia barrier island situated along the Atlantic coast in Liberty County, Georgia.

The St. Catherines Island research, and the collection produced by it, is very important. The results are as critical to understanding world history as they are to filling out the picture of Georgia's past.

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