The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter is meeting on Hilton Head Island, Nov. 19th at 1 pm at Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn. The brief business meeting for the election of officers will be followed by a presentation by Kara Bridgman Sweeney. Bridgman Sweeney will discuss her dissertation "A Complex Web of History and Artifact Types in the Early Archaic Southeast." The ASSC funded some of this work with a Grant-in-Aid in 2004, and she presented some of her preliminary findings at the ASSC conference in 2006. Her project involved analyzing over 2,000 side-notched artifacts, in order to document the variation in artifact types throughout the Coastal Plain Southeast.
Dr. Kara Bridgman Sweeney (Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida; M.A., Archaeology, University College Cork, Ireland) has over 15 years of experience in the field of archaeology, with an emphasis on lithic analysis, historical interpretation, and public archaeology and outreach. Along with lithic analysis, Dr. Bridgman Sweeney's specialties include ethnoarchaeology and technical writing.
The meeting is open to the general public. For further information, contact Dwayne Pickett, President ASSC/HH www.assc.net