Archaeology Society of SC/Hilton Head Chapter March 15th Meeting at 7 pm
Steven Smith will present information on Francis Marion's Snow Island Retreat at the Discovery House at Historic Honey Horn
Hilton Head, SC: The Archaeology Society of SC/Hilton Head Chapter will be hosting Steven Smith (SCIAA) who will speak on Revolutionary Battle Sites in SC including Francis Marion's Snow Island archaeological results at 7 pm Tuesday, March 15th. All meetings are held at the Discovery House at Historic Honey Horn.
Prior to the American Revolution the region around Snow’s Island, South Carolina was the home of a close-knit colonial community. During the war, this community strongly supported the American Whig resistance against the British. In August of 1780 Francis Marion took command of the partisan militias there. The Snow’s Island region became Marion’s base of operations until late March 1781. At that time the British destroyed Marion’s base, however, the community, consisting of both warriors and civilians, continued to support Marion and the American cause until the end of the war. Steven D. Smith will present the story of Francis Marion and his relationship with the Snow’s Island partisan community. The presentation will include a discussion of the archaeological evidence of Marion’s camp and redoubt near Snow’s Island.
Steven D. Smith Ph.D. is the Associate Director for Applied Research at the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. For 34 years he has been a professional archaeologist and historian, and specializes in the archaeological study of battlefields and campgrounds associated with the American Revolution and Civil War. He is author, co-author or editor of 7 books and booklets, 9 journal articles, 14 book chapters, 14 encyclopedia entries, 57 technical reports, and 54 professional presentations. He has taught African American Military History at USC. As a research archaeologist and historian, Steve has conducted archaeological investigations at Revolutionary War battlefields including Camden, Blackstocks, Williamson’s Plantation, Fort Balfour, Fort Motte, and 15 sites associated with Francis Marion. He has also worked at Civil War battlefields on Folly Island, Honey Hill, and at River’s Bridge. Steve lives in Columbia, South Carolina.
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For further information: George Stubbs- 843-363-5058 www.assc.net
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