Beaufort County is blessed to have 2 chapters of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina: Hilton Head Chapter and a Beaufort Chapter. Both groups are happy to welcome new members and the general public to their programs. We have two archaeology programs coming up this spring, both of which are co-sponsored by the Beaufort Chapter, ASSC:
March 22 at Bluffton Branch Library at 3 pm, we welcome Rita and Dan Elliott's final report and documentary film about the military engagement at Purrysburg, one of the British movements to capture South Carolina in 1779 - 1780. Why Bluffton Branch Library? The BDC is the only library unit that is required to put on programs at other library locations. Bluffton Branch happens to be the closest BCL location to the actual site that is in present-day Jasper County - though at the time of the military engagement all of Jasper and Hampton counties were part of the Beaufort District.
|Dr. Jon Marcoux|
Looking ahead to Archaeology Month: We already have a verbal commitment from Dr. Jon Leader and Dr. Eric Poplin to return in October 2016 for the 4th annual "What the Heck Is It?" artifact identification program. Stay tuned for final arrangements.
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