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James C. Waggoner, Jr.James C. Waggoner, Jr.

In Memoriam

Ph.D., Anthropology, Univ. of Florida, 2009
M.A., Anthropology, Florida State Univ., 2002
B.A., History, Middle Georgia College, 1997

Background and Research Interests

Although Jamie was born on Staten Island, New York, he spent most of his life and archaeological career in Georgia. While an undergraduate at Middle Georgia College (now Georgia College and State University) Jamie received credit for taking anthropology and archaeology classes at the University of Georgia, where he participated in his first archaeological field school in 1996. After a couple of years doing Cultural Resource Management archaeology for Southern Research, Inc., Jamie enrolled in graduate studies at Florida State University, where he earned an M.A. in Anthropology in 2002. That same year Jamie matriculated in the Ph.D. program in Anthropology at the University of Florida. He graduated with a Ph.D. in August 2009, a little more than a month before his body succumbed to the cancer he fought with great courage since the summer of 2008. In addition to dissertation fieldwork along the Chickasawhatchee and Ichawaynochaway Creeks of southwestern Georgia, Jamie participated in field projects in central Georgia, northeastern Georgia, Florida, and Mexico.

Jamie’s passion for and commitment to archaeology will never be forgotten.


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