Archaeologists to have a Field Day at Charles Towne Landing

Image by SCPRT An archaeologist demonstrates how to record soil colors with a Munsell color chart.

Archaeologists from all over the state are coming together at Charles Towne Landing to celebrate South Carolina's Archaeology Month.

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site is hosting Archaeological Society of South Carolina (ASSC) Annual Fall Field Day on Saturday, October 9th from 10 a.m to 4 pm. ASSC is a non-profit organization aiming to spread awareness on the archaeological resources of the state. This year’s Fall Field Day will feature blowgun and atlatl demonstrations, stone tool hafting, Native American crafts, diving gear demos, underwater writing, lectures, artifact workshops and much more. College of Charleston, University of South Carolina, and Coastal Carolina University will be there to represent their anthropology departments. A number of state agencies, the Charleston Museum, and many private cultural resource management companies will be showcasing their recent archaeological finds.

For young archaeologists, there are many opportunities to get down and dirty: potterymending, scavenger hunt, dig boxes, and artifact identification classes are among the many kid-friendly activities.

A preliminary program with a list of participants is available on the ASSC website.