archaeology

Pockoy Island Dig

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Local by Michael Collins
Bone pin

Archaeologists from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are in a race to salvage evidence of late archaic shell-ring people who lived on Pockoy Island, located in the Botany Bay Heritage Preserve on the coast of South Carolina, as long as 4300 years ago,...

Archaeological Field School at Fort Hill

July 8, 2019 - Posted in Local by Sarah Pritchard
Junior Carson King works in the open trench at Fort Hill on June 19, 2019.

For the second consecutive summer, a group of Clemson students is digging up a part of the university's past as a part of the six-week archaeological field school . Visiting lecturer David Markus is leading the charge to uncover the history of the enslaved persons at Fort...

Learning History Through Excavation

May 9, 2019 - Posted in Local by Brandie Perron
Students Working

Coastal Carolina University and Brookgreen Gardens are partnering to provide students hands-on experience with conducting archeological research on historic plantation sites. Dr. David Palmer and his anthropology and geology students are excavating an area where former...