Saturday, February 18, 2012
9:00am until 5:00pm
Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site invites all those who are interested in archaeology to its second annual Charles Towne Landing Archaeology Conference. This year’s theme is “Excavating Social Strata: Lifeways and Contributions of Traditionally Marginalized Groups....”
History is often told from the perspective of those in power. An important role of archaeology is its potential to uncover the footprints left by the rest of the society. To this end, this year’s theme strives to give voice to those whose stories have been excluded or misrepresented, such as women, children, immigrants, servants, and the enslaved. Eight short papers and several posters will highlight recent research focusing on these groups.
Concurrent with the poster and paper sessions, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy an exhibit entitled “Excavating Social Strata.” This collection of artifacts, on loan from various non-profit institutions and cultural resource management companies, will allow participants to observe the material culture typically associated with certain social groups. An archaeology-themed raffle to benefit non-profit organizations promoting archaeology in our state will be open to visitors as well.
The conference will open in the morning with free coffee and breakfast snacks and close with a reception. In addition, the conference fee ($10) will include admission to the park grounds for the entire day and a demonstration of primitive technologies and a colonial cannon firing.
All guests are encouraged to bring cash for lunch services and raffle tickets. We will not be able to accept checks or credit cards. There are no ATMs on the park.
For more information, contact Charles Towne Landing at (843) 852– 4200 or David Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please let us know if you will need overnight accommodations. We may be able to arrange conference rates at nearby hotels if numbers permit.