Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TOMORROW! Hilton Head ASSC Chapter Meeting

April 20th- ASSC Hilton Head Chapter Meeting

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter will host our next meeting April 20th.

Guest speakers Gibbes McDowell and Dr. Chester DePratter of SCIAA (South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology) will present their new movie re: archaeology of the SC & GA marshes, Sea Island Secrets. The meeting will be at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn at 1 pm.

Gibbes McDowell, a native Beaufortonian, has always held a passion for the marshes of the Low Country. But it was his constant trips to his fish camp off Hunting Island that piqued his interest in the sherds of pottery and apparent shell rings that caused him to contact Dr. DePratter at SCIAA. This duo contacted Mike Hudson, a Beaufort born, cinematographer to film and document their finds which are remarkable.

Chester DePratter earned his doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in anthropology from the University of Georgia. He has worked on a number of American Indian sites, primarily in South Carolina and Georgia, and has written many articles on prehistoric archaeology, exploration routes of Spanish explorers and the early European presence in the southeastern US. He is the author of the book "Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Chiefdoms in the Southeastern United States." Since 1989 DePratter has focused on the 16th century Spanish site of Santa Elena and the search for the French site of Charlesfort on Parris Island, SC.

Light refreshments will be served. This will be your opportunity to see the film before it's public airing.First shown at the Beaufort Film Festival to a sell out crowd (filling both theatres) Sea Island Secrets was a smashing success. Sea Island Secrets will be premiered on SCETV, May 5th.

Upcoming Chapter Events:

May 17 - TBA

Sept. 20- Nena Rice of SCIAA will speak at 1 pm

Oct. 18- TBA

Nov 15th- Chica Arndt of CGAS will discuss the Mary Musgrove site in Savannah at Historic Honey Horn at 1 pm

Dec. 6th Christmas Social will all be at 7 pm at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn, Hilton Head

For further information: George Stubbs- 843-363-5058 www.assc.net

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