"The Lords of the Rings" - Edisto Shell Rings | Curiosity Trek!

Anyone who has flown over the Edisto region of South Carolina may have noticed some unusual ring-shaped structures in the marshes below. These "shell rings" constructed by Native Americans thousands of years ago are among some of the oldest man-made objects in North America. To this day, nobody really knows exactly why they were built. Research is still being done as to what purpose(s) these rings served.

Sean Taylor of the SC Department of Natural Resources joins host Andrew Davis as he shares the history of these rings, as well as some of the latest archaeological findings.

Want to take a closer look at the Edisto Shell Rings for yourself? Visit the corresponding photo gallery on KnowItAll.org! 

Curiosity Trek! tells the stories of historic people and events through the artifacts left behind. The series highlights more than just objects of significant historical value but also the strange and the bizarre! The people tied to these objects may be gone, but their stories live on through these artifacts.