Foothills Chapter

Archaeological Society of South Carolina--Foothills Chapter

 President Lorene Fisher 864-879-3548 cell: 901-3564 Email:                       
Sec.Treasurer Angie Nelson 864-978-9525  Email:
Newsletter Bob Hanselman 828-305-1711 Email:




 Second Tuesday of Month - 6:00-7:30 - Spartanburg Community College Tyger River Campus ---
Hwy 290 - Room 218, Upstairs , left ,end of  hall.

Meetings: 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

Formally organized in 1998, the Foothills Chapter serves the Greenville-Spartanburg-Pickens area and boasts a membership of about 25. Several academic disciplines are represented within the organization.  

While the historic and pre-historic archaeology of South Carolina is the primary  focus of study, the  exploration of the origins of the Americas and early Americans is of keen interest to all. 

In addition to regular meetings, chapter members enthusiastically  participate in archaeological site surveys,  "road trips" to projects in progress,  and  spread the word  about upper  South Carolina history and pre-history via talks and demonstrations with area School and civic organizations

Membership in the Foothills Chapter is open to all who have an interest in studying, recording,  and preserving South Carolina historic and prehistoric remains. The Foothills Chapter follows the Constitution and By-laws of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Inc.


State ASSC:                  Indivdual $20.00     Senior  $10.00      Family  $25.00      Student  $15.00

Foothills Chapter:                                   Individual  $10.00       Family  $20.00


Top photo:   Former Chapter President Bob Hanselman (a.k.a. RockBob) demonstrates the fine art of knapping at Fall Field Day 2005. 

Upcoming Events

Archaeological dig near Green River Plantation, Polk Co. NC

on March 20-21.

Fisher  site Dig on June1-5  2015 near Barnwell SC

This Months Meeting

Mr. Julius Dargan- Operations& Program Manager for

Walnut Grove Plantation will speak at  this  month's  meeting

March 10th.

The Moore family of Walnut Grove Plantation was closely linked to the Barry family of Mecklenburg, North Carolina.  They were among the Scotch Irish settlers who founded many Upstate communities, fought and won the Revolutionary War, and founded a new nation.  I will tell the story of their settlement in the region and their many accomplishments.  I will also discuss the enslaved people who helped them along the way and introduce you to an enslaved family belonging to Dr. Andrew Barry Moore of Spartanburg.  Some of the research I will share is very recent and has never been seen by the public.






Invite a Friend to this Month's  Meeting!!


we will meet at Piasonos' Restaurant

 just down Hwy 290, on the left just past I-85,

for dinner before meeting  4:30 ish.

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