2014 Archaeological Society of South Carolina 40th Anniversary
The Archaeological Society of South Carolina invites submissions for the 40th anniversary
of our annual conference
to be held Saturday, 1 March 2014, on the campus of USC-Columbia. The
practice of archaeology in South Carolina ranges from understanding
early human occupation of North America to segregation during the mid-20th century,
urban living to seasonal migrations, encompassing a broad spectrum of
humanity's past. We encourage submissions from all individuals involved
in the exploration of this rich historical diversity of South Carolina's
past through archaeology. Composed of professional,
avocational, and student archaeologists, as well as interested
non-archaeologists, the conference provides a friendly forum for sharing
research and fostering conversations. To be a part of our 40th anniversary conference,
please email your title and abstract (up to 300 words) to Jakob Crockett (email@example.com) by 15 February 2014.
Preliminary Schedule of Events:
When: 1 March, 2014
Where: Rare Books Room, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia
8:30-9:00 – Morning Reception & Registration
9:00 – Welcoming Remarks
9:10 – Christopher Judge – “The Woodland Problem is the Same Old Riddle: Documenting the Woodland Period in the Great Pee Dee River Drainage of South Carolina“
9:30 – Sean Norris & Ramona Grunden – “Excavations at 38FL425, a Woodland Period Occupation and Burial Site on the Lynches River, Florence County, South Carolina“
9:50 – J. Christopher Gillam – “Thinking Outside of the Rocks: A Holistic View of the Peopling of the Americas”
10:10 – Robert C. Costello & Kenneth E. Steffy – “Wyboo Chert: an Update and Overview“
10:30-10:40 – Break
10:40 – Albert C. Goodyear and Joseph E. Wilkinson – “Prehistory at High Creek Plantation: A Black Mingo Chert Source and Quarry in Calhoun County, S.C.“
11:00 – Cameron Howell – “Woodland Components at 38PN3 and 38GR1“
11:20 – Eric Poplin & Jon Bernard Marcoux– “Late Woodland Ceramic Traditions in the Central and Southern SC Coast“
11:40 – Keith Stephenson & Karen Smith – “The G. S. Lewis-West Site in Regional Context“
Noon-1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Carl Steen – “Slavery on the Pee Dee: The View from the Kolb Site“
1:20 – Kara Bridgman Sweeney – “Subregional Side-Notched Traditions in the Coastal Plain”
1:40 – Joseph M. Herbert, Ann S. Cordell, & Michael S. Smith – “Hanover Phase Ceramics”
2:00 – Rebecca Shepherd – “Going Up the Country: A Comparison of Elite Ceramic Consumption Patterns in Charleston and the Carolina Frontier“
2:20-2:30 – Break
2:30 – Sarah Nowell – “Faunal Analysis of Fort Congaree“
2:50 – Carolyn D. Dillian – “The Little River Neck Shell Midden: New Questions and New Methods for Research“
3:10 – John Littlefield – “The Design and Creation of "CSS David": Memoirs of the Boats Builder“
3:30-3:40 – Break
3:40 – Keynote Address – Dennis Blanton – “Ayllon, De Soto, or X Man? Making Sense of the Early 16th-Century Artifacts at the Glass Site“
4:45 – ASSC Board Meeting
Jessica Cooper – “A Comparison of Basal Widths of Triangular points for Temporal Significance“
Craig Garrison – “A Catalog of Carriage Steps in the Historic District of Charleston: Paving theWay to Understanding the Historic Streetscape of Charleston“
Full paper and poster abstracts can be found in the attached preliminary program located under Events and Annual Conference.
Society of South Carolina Presents Fall Field Day 2013
fall the ASSC sponsors a gathering of archaeologists, primitive
skills demonstrators, story tellers, and others to show how people of
the past coped with their daily lives. What was it like to live in a
time without smart phones, cable TV, cars, or even a refrigerator?
Imagine not being able to go to the grocery store to get food, and
not being able to twist the tap to get water. Up until about a
hundred years ago everyone who lived in what we now call South
Carolina had to get everything they needed from the environment
around them. Like nice clothes? Gather the material and make them
your self! Want to eat? Go out and find some food. Tired? Make a
shelter or get wet.
Fall Field Day demonstrators Scott Jones and Sean Taylor will show how to make and use
stone tools. The Edisto singers will drum and dance to traditional
Native American music. Catawba potter Keith “Little Bear” Brown
will show how to make pottery and tell traditional stories. Terry
James will talk about the lives of African American share croppers in
the late 19th
century. Fuz Sanderson will show how to make fire without matches.
Jason Smith will show how settlers lived in the 1760s. USC Professor Leland Ferguson will lead a tour of the Ft. Watson Indian Mound at 1pm. And there will
event will be held at Santee State Park from 9am til 4pm on September
21. We hope you can make it. ASSC members get in free. Others are
asked to pay $5 for adults, and $3 for children and students, or a
family rate of $10. Santee State Park is centrally located and
convenient to both I-26 and I-95. Camp sites and lake front cabins
are available, and there are plenty of motels in nearby Santee. See
http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/santee/introduction.aspx for more
information and maps.
The First 40 Years of SC Antiquities is now available on line. Click on SC Antiquities on the sidebar under Publications.
We will post newer issues with a five year delay as they become available.
ARKHAIOS CULTURAL HERITAGE and ARCHAEOLOGY FILM FESTIVAL
The 2014 Festival will be held in Coligny Theatre, Hilton Head Island - the dates are yet to be determined. The Festival will showcase three tracks: Cultural Heritage, Archaeology and South Carolina History.
The film festival will be an annual event and is one of two archaeological film festivals being held in the United States.