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“Public Day” offers a rare peek into an ongoing archaeological excavation site while encouraging members of the community to get involved in the preservation of its cultural resources. Layers of earth are carefully examined and scraped away as students and archaeologists dig down through thousands of years of history. Archaeology is a “destructive process.” An environment is surveyed, mapped, and meticulously disassembled for the benefit of the archaeological record. Artifacts found at the site are on display, and SCDNR staff is on hand to describe the significance and history of material remains found in the location.

Sean Taylor, archaeologist with the SCDNR, describes how the event allows people to get firsthand experience with the archaeological process in this video…

Visit: Kolb Site Public Day

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