|South Carolina Archaeology Month 2011
Making Artifacts Talk: Archaeology and Education at the Johannes Kolb Site
Following below is a list of the calendar of events and programs presented during the
Twentieth Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month (October 1-31, 2011).
Archaeology Month events will be offered in October, but there will also be listings of
other programs offered in September and following Archaeology Month in November
2011, as well as into next year. Events and programs have been developed by dedicated
professionals, avocationlists, and organizations in order to bring our state's prehistoric
and historic past to life for all ages. Through such public outreach efforts, the
archaeological community hopes to build regional and local public support for the
preservation of our Native American, African, and European heritage.
By sponsoring an annual event like South Carolina Archaeology Month, the
archaeological community of South Carolina intends to:
1) Stimulate public pride in our state's 14,000-year archaeological heritage,
2) Increase public understanding of why archaeological research is important,
3) Heighten public awareness of how many archaeological resources are lost each year
in South Carolina,
4) Educate the public about what they can do to help protect, preserve, and study the state's archaeological resources, and
5) Get more people involved in legitimate archaeological activities.
Archaeology Month activities will begin in October 2011 with a variety of statewide
events focusing on prehistory, history, cultural heritage, and historic preservation.
fall event focuses on cultural programs offered in every corner of the state including
county museums, county, state, and national parks. Each year the month-long event
produces a topical poster focusing on current archaeological research in the Palmetto
state. This year's theme is entitled "Making Artifacts Talk: The Archaeology and
Education at the Johannes Kolb Site," which features archaeological investigations at the
Johannes Kolb site in Darlington County, South Carolina. Please contact Nena Powell
Rice at the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at USC at (803) 576-6573 for
further information. Please come by SCIAA to pick up your free poster.
There will be a special lecture series offered in various locations throughout the state
focusing on the archaeological investigations at the Johannes Kolb site in Darlington
County, South Carolina. See below for a link to these program. They are also listed in
The 24th Annual Archaeology Field Day, sponsored by the Archaeological Society of
South Carolina (ASSC), is scheduled to be held at Lynches River County Park (formally
Lynches River State Park) in Florence County, South Carolina on Saturday, October 29,
2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please check out the ASSC website http://www.assc.net/events/fall-field-day for updates as we get closer to the date.
There will be dozens of statewide organizations offering programs in most corners of
South Carolina in the fall of 2011 and into to next year. Keep this listing as a reference.
If you find artifacts on your land or you read something that intrigues you, call one of the
archaeologists listed here. They have expertise about the prehistory and history of South
Carolina and can answer your questions.
Additional Information for the 2011 South Carolina Archaeology Month:
SC Archaeology Month events from previous years: