Annual Conference




DATE: Saturday February 20th, 2015

TIME: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Gambrell Hall, Room 153, University of South Carolina, Columbia

This year's conference theme is settlement archaeology in honor of the 450th anniversary of Santa Elena and will also feature presentations on current archaeological research in the state. Our keynote will be David G. Moore. He is a professor at Warren Wilson College and has done extensive excavations at the 16th century Berry site, a Spanish fort and Native American village in North Carolina. 

Program Schedule


 8:00 – 8:30          Registration

 8:30 – 8:40          Welcome – President’s Introduction

8:40 9:00          Paleoindian Responses at the Younger Dryas Boundary:  A Case Study from the Carolinas by Albert C. Goodyear, I. Randolph Daniel, Jr., Christopher R. Moore, and David G. Anderson

9:00 – 9:20          Early Hunter-Gatherer Tool Use and Animal Exploitation:  Protein and Microwear Evidence from the Central Savannah River Valley by Christopher R. Moore, Mark J. Brooks, Larry R. Kimball, Margaret E. Newman, and Brian P. Kooyman

9:20 – 9:40          A Brief Study of Early Archaic Side-Notched Points and Tools from The Upper Lake Marion, SC Region by Robert C. Costello and Kenneth E. Steffy

 9:40 10:00       The Kirk Project and the Early Archaic of South Carolina by Andrew A. White

10:00 10:20       Recent Donations to the Prehistoric Artifact Collections of USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center by Christopher Judge

10:20 – 10:40       The Hitchcock Woods Cultural Resources Inventory: Background and Collections Research by Carl Steen and Bobby Southerlin

10:40 11:00       The Hitchcock Woods Cultural Resources Inventory: Summary of Two Seasons of Survey by Bobby Southerlin and Carl Steen

11:00 – 12:10       Film: Square Holes, Digging the Kolb Site, by William Judge

12:10 – 1:10       Lunch

1:10 – 1:40          ASSC Business Meeting

1:40 2:00          The South Carolina BOEM Cooperative Agreement: Geophysical Mapping and Identification of Paleolandscapes and Historic Shipwrecks Offshore South Carolina, Year One by Daniel M. Brown and James D. Spirek

 2:00 2:20          The Lord Ashley Site in Perspective by Andrew Agha

2:20 2:40          Early Settlements at “Waha on Ye South Side of the Santee River”: Investigating Early Eighteenth Century Occupations at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site by David Jones and Stacey Young

2:40 3:00          A Study of Material Diversity in the Carolina Colony:  Silver Bluff, Yaughan, Curriboo, and Middleburg Plantations by Brandy Joy

 3:00 3:20          Looking for the Slave Quarters at Walnut Grove Plantation by Lamar Nelson

3:20 3:40          New Interpretations at Fort Motte: The 2013-2015 Fields Seasons by Steven D. Smith and James Legg

3:40 4:00          The Routes of the Spanish in 16th-Century Carolina:  A Historical Narrative by Val Green

 4:00 5:00          Keynote Address:  Fort San Juan: Lost (1568) and Found (2013) by David Moore

REGISTRATIONRegistration for the conference will be on-site and is $10 with a reduced rate of $5 for seniors and students. ASSC Members are admitted free of charge

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