11 October 2008

HH Archaeology Society Events for Archaeology Month

Hilton Head, SC: The Hilton Head Island Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina, is pleased to announce its fall lecture and events program for October. The overall theme is the development of tribal cultures of the southeast from the hunter gatherer Paleo Indians to the sedentary Woodland Indians found at European contact. All local lectures will be at Hilton Head`s Honey Horn Plantation in Discovery House on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The meetings are free and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
October 18th (Saturday)
The Hilton Head Island Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina will conduct a field trip to Greens Shell Enclosure off Sqiure Pope Road, HHI. Jim Fannon, local hstorian and site expert will be the guide. He will bring drawings and artifacts to illustrate the indian village that occupied the site 700 years ago. 10:00 AM at the site. Free.
October 21st (Tuesday)
The Hilton Head Island Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina fall lecture series speaker will be archaeologist Chris Judge. He will speak about "Late Pre-Historic and Historic Native Americans of South Carolina". History, archaeology and folklore combine for a better understanding of native cultures. The effect of European colonization and ongoing efforts to revitalize native history will be presented. Chris is a professor in the Department of Anthropology, USC Lancaster. Hilton Head`s Honey Horn Plantation, Discovery House 7:00 PM. Free.
October 25th (Saturday)
The Archaeology Society of South Carolina`s 21st Annual Archaeology Fall Field Day will be held at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Park, Summerville, SC. Dorchester offers a wonderful setting to discover the past. Its tabby fort ruins and the brick bell tower of St. George`s Anglican Church set a historic atmosphere and its archaeological record offers a window into village life from 1697 until the American Revolution. Archaeological demonstrations and re-enactments will be conducted. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Nominal entrance fee

Contact: George Stubbs (843-363-5058) and http://www.ASSC.net.

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