12 October 2014

Got Artifacts? and Other Archaeological matters

Celebrate International Archaeology Day by joining us for "What the Heck Is It?" - Take 2 on Saturday, October 18 beginning at noon. Bring your artifacts for identification by archaeologists Dr. Eric Poplin and Dr. Jon Leader. Session ends at 3 pm. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902.  Free. Details: Charmaine Concepcion, 843-255-6468.

Be sure to pencil these Archaeology Month lectures with Prof. Chris Judge on October 22 into your calendar as well.

Learn about the archaeology of the local Yamasee Indians from 1684 up to the start of the Yamasee War, the most significant Native uprising of the early colonial period from Professor Chris Judge, USC- Lancaster.  

Time and Date of Event: Wednesday, October 22 at Noon

Location of Event:  Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926  
Price of Event: Free; Reservations are required.

Contact info: Natalie Hefter, 843 689-6767, ext. 223, nhefter@coastaldiscovery.org

Professor Chris Judge shifts gears a bit for the evening lecture. Between 1000 BC and AD 1200 Native American societies in South Carolina introduced the bow and arrow, expanded recently invented clay pottery traditions, began growing native crops in gardens and buried certain individuals with great fanfare and effort.  Archaeologists call these societies "Woodland" and new research across the Carolinas is shedding new light on these people. This talk, the first lecture in a series of three to supplement the "Shaping of South Carolina" exhibit currently on display, will explore these topics. This lecture is co-sponsored by the South Carolina Historical Society.
Time and Date of Event: Wednesday, October 22 at 6 pm 
Location of Event: Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Price of Event: Free

Contact info: Charmaine Concepcion, 843-255-6468, cseabrook@bcgov.net

Heads up for all you diggers: The Archaeology Fall Field Day is November 15th in Greenville, SC.   

Archaeology Month programs are co-sponsored by the Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Planning, Coastal Discovery Museum, and the Beaufort and Hilton Head Chapters, ASSC. (Please excuse the cattywompus formatting.)

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