Archaeology Laboratory Volunteer at Parker Annex
Jan
28
to Jun 7

Archaeology Laboratory Volunteer at Parker Annex

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South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Heritage Trust Program

Archaeology laboratory volunteers will work with SCDNR Cultural Heritage Trust Program archaeologists to wash artifacts from various archaeological excavations.

Dates are as follows:

January 28 – February 1, 2019

February 18 – 22, 2019

March 25 – 29, 2019

May 13 – 17, 2019

June 3 – 7, 2019

Registration is required

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Pocky Island Shell Ring Excavation Tours
May
6
to May 24

Pocky Island Shell Ring Excavation Tours

  • Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area (map)
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South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Heritage Trust Program

WHEN

Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 24, 2019

*Excludes Sundays and Tuesdays when the site is closed to the public.

** Excavations will be canceled when inclement weather is predicted. Please see the Full  Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

 

WHERE

Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 1066 Botany Bay Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438

 

DESCRIPTION

Guided public tours of Pockoy Island Shell Ring 1 are offered three times per day.

Tour 1:10 - 10:45am

Tour 2: 1 - 1:45pm

Tour 3: 2 - 2:45pm

Tours are guided by Botany Bay Heritage Preserve volunteers and/or an SCDNR archaeologist. You may observe the archaeologists working from 10am - 3pm if you arrive between tours. Once you arrive at Pockoy Island Shell Ring 1, please sign in for your tour with an SCDNR representative at the archaeology field station. You will have the opportunity to volunteer at the excavation site following your tour.

COST

Free!

PRE-REGISTRATION

Pre-registration is not required for individuals or families visiting the site. Large groups (15 or more individuals) are encouraged to pre-register with SCDNR archaeologist Meg Gaillard (GaillardM@dnr. sc.gov). Boy Scout troops who want to earn an Archaeology Merit Badge at Pockoy are required to pre-register as space is limited for merit badge programs.

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Project Archaeology Educator Workshop - Investigating Shelter
Jun
8
8:30 AM08:30

Project Archaeology Educator Workshop - Investigating Shelter

SCDNR Heritage Trust, Project Archaeology, & SCAPOD Program

Learn first-hand how to help your students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through crosscurricular lessons that teach archaeology and cultural understanding. Archaeology is an excellent tool for cross-curricular education. Subjects covered in the workshops will include science, mathematics, social studies, history, language arts, geography, and the arts. More information about Project Archaeology can be found at projectarchaeology.org.

Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and the award-winning curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter for grades 3 - 5 or Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition for grade 6. All K-12 educators are encouraged to apply. Many concepts within each curriculum can be taught across all grade levels. Educators employed in SC public school districts may be eligible to receive professional development credit for attending a Project Archaeology workshop. Please contact your district’s coordinator for pre-approval of credit.

Workshops will take place from 8:30am - 5pm at the Parker Annex Archaeology Center. Lunch will be provided for free.

Registration is Required

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Project Archaeology Educator Workshop - Investigating Nutrition
Jun
15
8:30 AM08:30

Project Archaeology Educator Workshop - Investigating Nutrition

SCDNR Heritage Trust, Project Archaeology, & SCAPOD Program

Learn first-hand how to help your students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through crosscurricular lessons that teach archaeology and cultural understanding. Archaeology is an excellent tool for cross-curricular education. Subjects covered in the workshops will include science, mathematics, social studies, history, language arts, geography, and the arts. More information about Project Archaeology can be found at projectarchaeology.org.

Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and the award-winning curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter for grades 3 - 5 or Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition for grade 6. All K-12 educators are encouraged to apply. Many concepts within each curriculum can be taught across all grade levels. Educators employed in SC public school districts may be eligible to receive professional development credit for attending a Project Archaeology workshop. Please contact your district’s coordinator for pre-approval of credit.

Workshops will take place from 8:30am - 5pm at the Parker Annex Archaeology Center. Lunch will be provided for free.

Registration is Required

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American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
Nov
20
to Nov 24

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

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AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AAA) CONFERENCE

Changing Climates. Join AAA, the Canadian Anthropology Society, and thousands of your friends and colleagues at the Vancouver Convention Center November 20-24, 2019 to build lasting connections, uncover new career and mentoring opportunities, and explore the latest research. 

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Project Archaeology Educator Workshop - Investigating Nutrition
May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Project Archaeology Educator Workshop - Investigating Nutrition

SCDNR Heritage Trust, Project Archaeology, & SCAPOD Program

Learn first-hand how to help your students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through crosscurricular lessons that teach archaeology and cultural understanding. Archaeology is an excellent tool for cross-curricular education. Subjects covered in the workshops will include science, mathematics, social studies, history, language arts, geography, and the arts. More information about Project Archaeology can be found at projectarchaeology.org.

Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and the award-winning curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter for grades 3 - 5 or Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition for grade 6. All K-12 educators are encouraged to apply. Many concepts within each curriculum can be taught across all grade levels. Educators employed in SC public school districts may be eligible to receive professional development credit for attending a Project Archaeology workshop. Please contact your district’s coordinator for pre-approval of credit.

Workshops will take place from 8:30am - 5pm at the Parker Annex Archaeology Center. Lunch will be provided for free.

Registration is Required

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Public Day at the Barnwell Site
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Public Day at the Barnwell Site

  • Squire Pope Road Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926 United States (map)
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The Barnwell archaeology site is a tabby ruins dating to the antebellum period that was part of the 19th century Cotton Hope Plantation. Excavations aim to determine the date of the structure’s construction and the structure’s use, especially how enslaved African Americans were involved.

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm, professional archaeologists from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Heritage Trust Program will join principal investigator, Dr. Kimberly Cavanagh, to talk about the excavations at the site and the role of the site in the larger history of the island. Activities will be planned for all ages.

These educational opportunities were made possible by funding from Mr. Thomas Barnwell, Jr., University of South Carolina Beaufort, South Carolina Humanities, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, and South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division (SCAPOD).

To access the site:

To access the site, drive down Squire Pope Road to the traffic circle. Take the first right off of the traffic circle and turn right into the first driveway.

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The Lost Hundred Years in the History of South Carolina
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Lost Hundred Years in the History of South Carolina

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South Carolina Archives and History Program

The Lost Hundred Years in the History of South Carolina – The Story of Santa Elena

Speaker: Mr. William S. “Bill” Davies, Jr.

Columbus landed in the “New World” in 1492. Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, was founded in 1607; the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Most courses in United States history skip that 100 plus years between these settlements, but major events occurred then. Santa Elena was the first European capital in what became the United States; it was located in present day South Carolina. This is the story of those lost or missing years of our history.

The event is free for members of the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation and $10.00 for non-members.

For more info on the 2019 Spring Speaker Series and registration visit: https://scarchivesandhistoryfoundation.org/2018/12/19/spring-speaker-series-2019/

For questions, contact Donna Foster at 803-896-0339 or DFoster@scdah.sc.gov

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One More Time: Walking the Streets of Dunbarton
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

One More Time: Walking the Streets of Dunbarton

Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP) Program

Public Presentation of the film: One More Time: Walking the Streets of Dunbarton at the Barnwell County Public Library

This short film briefly discusses the coming of the Atomic Energy Commission to Barnwell County and the displacement of the town of Dunbarton and its three hundred residents. Interviewed in the film are Mrs. Margaret Rountree and Mrs. Faye Lindell and her family. It is about fifteen minutes, but full of memories - funny, engaging, and poignant. Place and memory are very important to those who have the chance to visit. The thoughts and memories captured of these two former residents are funny, engaging, and poignant.

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DNR Heritage Trust at the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic
Mar
22
to Mar 24

DNR Heritage Trust at the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Heritage Trust Event

Come visit SCDNR’s Heritage Trust archaeology exhibit, talk with the archaeology team, watch primitive skills demonstrations, and learn how to write with a quill and ink.

Location:

SC State Fairgrounds
1200 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC 29201

Hours:

Fri, March 22, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat, March 23, 2019 9am-7pm
Sun, March 24, 2019 11am-6pm

For more Information about the Sportsmen’s Classic:

Call: 803-734-4008

Email: psc@dnr.sc.gov


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Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved

MAGNOLIA PLANTATION AND GARDENS EVENT

School groups and the general public are invited to a day of living history to include period cooking, blacksmithing and storytelling. Admission: Adults $20.00, Tri-county students (kindergarten through college) are admitted free with valid student ID.

For more information, please call 843-571-1266 or visit http://www.magnoliaplantation.com/whatsnew.html

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Archaeology Society of South Carolina's 45th Annual Conference
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Archaeology Society of South Carolina's 45th Annual Conference

ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (ASSC) CONFERENCE

WHEN: February 16, 2019
WHERE: Gambrell Hall, 817 Henderson Street
Columbia, S.C. 29208
TIME: 9 AM - 4 PM (time may be subject to change)
COST: free for 2019 members, $10 for non-members

The theme of this year’s conference is “Heritage at Risk: Coastal Erosion of Archaeological Sites in South Carolina.” A keynote will be given by David Anderson, who will be speaking on coastal erosion in the broader Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains.

There will also be papers on historic and prehistoric archaeology in the state of South Carolina and across the Southeast.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Please email archaeologysocietysc@gmail.com with your paper title and brief abstract by February 1, 2019.

Registration for the conference will be on site and free for current ASSC members, $10 for non-members. Sign up for new members and membership renewals will be available during the conference. For full membership details please visit https://archaeologysc.org/membership/

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Historic Mitchelville Freedom Day
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Historic Mitchelville Freedom Day

HISTORIC MITCHELVILLE & GULLAH CELEBRATION EVENT

National Freedom Day was established in 1948 by President Harry Truman in remembrance of February 1, 1865 - the day President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which outlawed slavery. This year, take a journey through historic Mitchelville. On this tour you will learn more about what the people of Mitchelville were busy creating in 1862 before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and how that those citizens would create guidepost for generations to follow.

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Parker Annex Archaeology Center Grand Opening
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Parker Annex Archaeology Center Grand Opening

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SC DRN HERITAGE TRUST EVENT

Be one of the first people to see inside Parker Annex Archaeology Center! Tour the first floor of Parker Annex, see the new exhibit Pockoy Island Shell Rings:  A Heritage at Risk Case Study, take a peek inside the archaeology laboratory to see what cool artifacts SCDNR archaeologists are analyzing, and visit over 10 activity and information stations. Plus, discover how you can get involved in SCDNR archaeology throughout the year with internships, workshops and volunteer opportunities.

The Parker Annex Archaeology Center open house is a free, family-friendly event with activities for kids of all ages! Activity and information stations include:

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SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Homeschool Friday Session
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Homeschool Friday Session

  • SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum (map)
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SC CONFEDERATE RELIC ROOM AND MILITARY MUSEUM PROGRAM

“Stonewall” Jackson

January 18, 2019

A general better known by his nickname than his real one, Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson is remembered for his eccentricity, his faith, and his remarkable battlefield leadership.  Come learn about the man General Lee called “my right arm.”

“Stonewall” Jackson will be held at 10:00am and 11:00am on the date shown above. To aid in planning, please register on the museum’s website.

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SCAPOD Mellow Mushroom Percentage Night
Jan
16
5:00 PM17:00

SCAPOD Mellow Mushroom Percentage Night

SCAPOD Fundraiser

Would you like to support SCAPOD and enjoy delicious pizza? Start the New Year off right by coming out to our first percentage night with Mellow Mushroom. On Wednesday January 16th From 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm head out to the Mellow Mushroom on Gervais St. in Columbia, SC. When you place your order, let your server know you’re there to support SCAPOD. A percentage of your check will go back to SCAPOD to help support our programs and mission. See you there!

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Call for Proposals for SC Department of Archives and History Historic Preservation Conference
Jan
7
to Jan 18

Call for Proposals for SC Department of Archives and History Historic Preservation Conference

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SC DEPT. OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY CONFERENCE

2019 Historic Preservation Conference April 26, 2019

SC Department of Archives and History is accepting proposals for Education Sessions for the 2019 South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference to be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the SC Archives and History Center in Columbia.

Proposals are due Friday, January 18, 2019

Download this pdf for full details: Call for Proposals

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Call for Abstracts for ASSC's 45th Annual Conference
Jan
7
to Feb 1

Call for Abstracts for ASSC's 45th Annual Conference

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ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (ASSC) PROGRAM

ASSC is currently accepting abstracts for the 45th Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology.

The conference will be held on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. The theme for this year's conference is "Heritage at Risk: Coastal Erosion of Archaeological Sites in South Carolina."

Please send your abstracts to archaeologysocietysc@gmail.com by February 1, 2019.

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Native American Art and Craft Winter Sale
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Native American Art and Craft Winter Sale

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Native American Studies Center

USC Lancaster

 Native American Art and Craft Sale Just in time for the holiday season, see and shop for jewelry, Catawba pottery, baskets, quilts, and more one-of-a-kind artwork at the sixth annual festival, held in conjunction with the City of Lancaster's Christmas in the City. During the festival, visitors also will have the opportunity to see Artist-in-Residence Beckee Garris and speak with her about her pottery and basket making techniques

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Native American History Lantern Tour
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Native American History Lantern Tour

  • 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek (map)
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12,000 Year History Park at Cayce Riverwalk 12,000 Year Trail

Cayce, SC

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Awareness Day with a candlelight walk with volunteers in period attire to learn about the lifeways and strategic roles Native Americans played in the economy and welfare of the Carolina colony and later periods.

Learn about varied cultures and traditions of peoples who lived in the area beginning about 12,000 years ago and how their culture and traditions are alive and well in South Carolina today.

 

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Catawba Indian Nation 4th Annual Craft and Food Fair-“Fall Harvest Fest”
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Catawba Indian Nation 4th Annual Craft and Food Fair-“Fall Harvest Fest”

  • Catawba Indian Reservation Longhouse (map)
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Catawba Indian Nation Longhouse

Rock Hill, SC

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Awareness Day with the Catawba Indian Nation at their reservation Longhouse located at 996 Avenue of the Nations Rock Hill, SC. This event will have Native American Vendors, Pottery and Beadwork, Arts and Crafts, Drumming and Dancing, Catawba Language Presentations, Food tasting contests, and more.

Open to the public!

Sponsored by Catawba Service Unit, Catawba Cultural Preservation Project & Wellness Warriors

For more information, please contact Ashely Sexton 803-328-2427 for cultural information; food contest contact Lisa Martin 803-372-5663 & Tolani Franks 803-280-2545 for all other questions.

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Copy of Native American Studies Center Galleries: Artist-in-Residence-Beckee Garris
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of Native American Studies Center Galleries: Artist-in-Residence-Beckee Garris

  • USC Native American Studies Center (map)
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Native American Studies Center

USC Lancaster

Join the Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Beckee Garris, as she demonstrates pottery and basket making. She will share Catawba oral histories and traditions. Garris will be at the Center between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 803-313-7172 or email criswese@mailbox.sc.edu.

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Native American Studies Center Galleries: Artist-in-Residence Beckee Garris
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Native American Studies Center Galleries: Artist-in-Residence Beckee Garris

  • USC Native American Studies Center (map)
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Native American Studies Center

USC Lancaster

Join the Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Beckee Garris, as she demonstrates pottery and basket making. She will share Catawba oral histories and traditions. Garris will be at the Center between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 803-313-7172 or email criswese@mailbox.sc.edu.

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Native American Heritage Month
Nov
1
to Nov 30
Arkhaios Film Festival
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Arkhaios Film Festival

The historical knowledge of our cultural heritage is an important basis for the development of our culture. The task of archaeology and historic preservation is to discover and preserve the cultural heritage. The purpose of projecting films at the Festival is the dissemination of this knowledge to make past civilizations better understood to people from different backgrounds.

For a full schedule and list of films to be shown, please visit the Arkhaios website.

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Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D.)
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D.)

  • University of South Carolina Aiken (map)
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Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D.) is a family themed festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and math. The 33rd annual S.E.E.D. will provide opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00am until 3:00pm on the campus of USC Aiken

SCAPOD will have a table with hands-on archaeology activities for kids including 2D pottery re-fit and coloring sheets and will be sharing a tent with other archaeology organizations.

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ASSC Fall Field Day
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

ASSC Fall Field Day

Each fall the Archaeology Society of South Carolina sponsors a free gathering of archaeologists, prehistoric and historic skills demonstrators, story tellers, and others, who present how the people of South Carolina’s distant and recent pasts experienced their daily lives through work, play, food, and community. This year our Annual Fall Field Day event will take place on September 29th in Cayce at the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek.

SCAPOD will be participating in this year’s Fall Field Day event with hands-on archaeology themed kids activities.

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