09 August 2017

Dr. Marcoux Returns August 15, 2017

In May 2016 we were privileged to have Dr. Jon B. Marcoux present a wonderful program about his upcoming archaeological search for the Sadkeche Fight. He returns to Beaufort County Library on Wednesday, August 15th at 2:00 pm  to give us an update about progress made thus far in identifying and interpreting this forgotten military engagement in a largely forgotten colonial conflict called the Yamasee War.

Please join us in the Beaufort Branch Meeting Room, 1st floor, 311 Scott Street for another illuminating local history program co-sponsored by the Beaufort District Collection and the Beaufort Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina. The program is free. We'll have room to seat up to 85 guests.

Jon B. Marcoux, Ph.D.
Dr.  Marcoux graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1997. He earned his Master's degree from University of Alabama in 2000. He completed his Ph.D. at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008.  He is an archaeologist who specializes in cultural and historic preservation and the study of late prehistoric and early historic Native American Indian societies (ca. A.D. 1000-1800). He has over 15 years of professional preservation experience, having directed archaeological survey and excavation projects across the southeastern U.S. and New England.  His recently published research explores the ways Cherokee communities negotiated the social and political turmoil caused by European colonialism. The search for the Sadkeche Fight is part of his long-term research project  to study cultural interaction among late seventeenth-century Native American Indian communities, enslaved Africans, and European settlers in lowcountry South Carolina. 

Dr. Marcoux's archaeological field work is funded with a grant from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program.

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