2008 Fall Field Day

2008 Fall Field Day at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

21st Annual Archaeology Field Day Oct. 25 (Sat.) 

Join the Archaeological society of South Carolina, Inc. for the 21st Annual Archaeology Field Day at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site near Summerville, South Carolina. Event begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. Colonial Dorchester offers a wonderful setting to discover the past. Its tabby fort ruins and the brick bell tower of the Anglican Church set a historic atmosphere and its archaeological record offers a window into village life from 1697 until the American Revolution. The theme for the event will focus on Historic Indian Trade and Colonial Interactions. 

The goal of the Society is to educate the public about the past that can be found beneath their feet by offering presentations and demonstrations, which bring life to the archaeological record and show the human side of history. While the theme, Historic Indian Trade and Colonial Interactions is our focus, presentations and demonstrations will not be limited to this subject. There will be other technological demonstrations of maritime archaeological techniques and terrestrial remote sensing. Archaeologists will be there discussing excavations of historic sites which have informed us about the interactions between Native Americans, Africans and Europeans. Demonstrators include: aboriginal skills, colonial lifeways, Revolutionary War soldiers and more. Native American groups will be there to talk about their history and current culture. Tour fascinating archaeological exhibits and bid on unusual gifts at a Society fund raising auction. 

Please contact Nena Powell Rice if you have items for the auction (nrice@sc.edu / 777-8170 / (803) 331-3431 Cell). Pack your picnic basket if you are coming for the afternoon or purchase food from concessions on-site. Please bring a lawn chair and/or blankets, items to be donated to the Society auction, and your favorite artifacts for identification. The all-day event fees are $8/adult, $5/child, or $6/senior. 

For further information contact: Sean Taylor, Vice-President of the ASSC and Archaeologist at SC Department of Natural Resources-Heritage Trust Program, (803) 734-3753 or Nena Powell Rice, SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, (803) 777-8170. This event is sponsored and partially funded by the Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Inc.; SC Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism; Leigh Fibers, Archaeological Consultants of the Carolinas and Diachronic Research Foundation. DON'T MISS THIS OUTSTANDING ANNUAL EVENT!