Friday, October 19, 2012

JOIN US TOMORROW! Archaeology Field Day

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina

Fall Field Day 2012, Santee State Park, Santee, SC

The 25th Annual Fall Field Day will be held on TOMORROW, October 20, at Santee State Park. The Society is presenting a variety of activities for the benefit of members and the general public from 10:00am until 8:00pm. These activities include: lectures and exhibits by archaeologists working in South Carolina, archaeological excavations, a tour of the Santee Mound (1:00pm), first skills (Primitive Technologies) demonstrations, and artifact identification. The admission fee for the general public is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 12-18, Free under 12. ASSC members are admitted for free. An auction benefiting the society will be held at noon with a graduate student grant-in-aid raffle following at 4:30. A lantern tour stopping at several campfires from the past will be held from 6-8pm . A performance by the Edisto River Singers will occur between 5:30 and 8pm

Underwater Archaeology and The Civil War in South Carolina

Sport Diver Archaeology Management Program

Lecture (Hilton Head Island Wreck Project)

Diver Gear Demo and Shipwreck Mapping Station

Hobby Diver Tables (Joe Harvey & George Pledger)

Artifact Displays with focus on Civil War

Jim Spirek

Lecture (Navy Wrecks/Harbor Survey)

Chris Amer, Ted Gregg, Bob Butler

Lecture (CSS Pee Dee/Mars Bluff)

Johanna Rivera and Mike Scafuri (Hunley)

Lecture (Hunley)

Scott Harris

Remote Sensing on water

Primitive Skills

Flintknapping and stone tool use - Sean Taylor

Making fire the hard way - Fuz Sanderson

Throwing Spears with an Atl-Atl - Roger Lindsay

Catawba Pottery - Keith "Little Bear" Brown

Historic Reenactors

18th century trader and Indian - Jason Smith and Jason Melius

French and Indian War soldiers - Ashley Chapman


Pottery refitting, archaeology bingo, and more- SCAPOD

Pottery making for kids - Bobby Southerlin and Dawn Reid

Artifact Identification - Tommy Charles, Al Goodyear

Site Excavations - SC State Parks

Posters and Exhibits

The Johannes Kolb Site-T-Shirt sales

PAST (Piedmont Archaeological Studies Trust)

SC State Historic Preservation Office


Archaeological Consultants of the Carolinas

Brockington and Associates


ASSC publications

ASSC T-shirts

Auction Items donated so far include Suzanne Linder's book on the Great Pee Dee, A River in Time, a set of leather suitcases, a nice picnic basket, Jodi Barnes' book The Materiality of Freedom Archaeologies of Postemancipation Life, handmade pottery, a voucher for the SDAMP artifact Id workshop, and more.

Special Guests

The Edisto River Singers - Native American drummers and singers led by Chief Andy Spell

Santee State Park is located at 251 State Park RD in Santee, South Carolina 29142 and convenient to both I-95 and I-26. There is camping and lake side cabins at the park and plenty of hotels in Santee.

For more information about the park, call(803) 854-2408

This event is funded in part by grants from The Humanities Council SC and the Council of South Carolina Professional Archaeologists

Thursday, October 18, 2012

THIS SATURDAY! Archaeology Field Day!

 Keith "Little Bear" Brown will demonstrate Catawba pottery making and will have some for sale at Archaeology Field Day. He will tell Catawba stories as part of the lantern tour.

Archaeology Field Day
Saturday Oct 20th
Santee State Park

* Lectures on Maritime Civil War including the Hunley recovery and conservation.

* Participate in a real archaeological dig

*Artifact ID Roadshow



*Lantern tour

*Edisto River Singers performance

*tour of the Santee Indian Mound

*Earthskills-flintknapping, Atlatl, fire making, and much more.

The events will take place at:

Santee State Park
251 State Park RD
Santee, SC 29142
Phone: 803-854-2408
Fax: 803-854-4834

Driving Directions :

From I-95: Take exit 98 to Hwy 6 toward Elloree, the park is located 1 mi. W. of the town of Santee.

From Columbia: Take I-26 to Hwy 6, exit 136, travel through St. Matthews, continue on Hwy 6 for approximately 15 mile to Elloree and follow signs.

ALTERNATE ROUTE: Visitors coming from the Columbia area on HWY 6 or HWY 601 please note: The bridge on Cleveland Street from Elloree to Santee State Park is closed. Visitors are encouraged to continue on HWY 6 to State Park Road. For more information, please contact the park at (803) 854-2408.

Latitude: 33.5253294
Longitude: -80.5058925

To see a park map, click here.

Friday Campers: Go to Group Camping Area. on the linked map above

Saturday people ----AFD will be held at Picnic Shelters 3-6 on the linked map above

For more information, go to