Monday, May 16, 2011

May 17th- ASSC Hilton Head Chapter Meeting

Hilton Head, SC: The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter will host the next meeting Tuesday, May 17th at 7 pm at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn at 7 pm. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Guest speaker Brooke Brilliant will discuss the interactions between Native Americans and African Americans in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina through a Stylistic Analysis of Colonowares, a beautiful ceramic artform.

This talk, a presentation on Brilliant's Master's Thesis, will explore the nature of the interactions occurring between Native Americans and African Americans through the comparison of the colonowares recovered from 1720s and 1738-1779 occupations at Drayton Hall and a late 17th century occupation at the Lord Ashley Settlement.

The comparison between these ceramic assemblages can illuminate the maintenance, fluidity, and creation of social boundaries between African Americans and Native Americans in the plantation and frontier contexts during the Colonial period.

Brooke Brilliant received a BA in Anthropology from the College of Charleston in 2005. She recently received a Master’s in Anthropology with a concentration in historical archaeology from the University of South Carolina. Brooke has over four years experience in cultural resource management archaeology and has worked on historic and prehistoric sites across the Southeast.

Upcoming events:
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

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