Annual Conference




The Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology will take place on Saturday March 1st 2014. Registration for the conference on Saturday is $10 with a reduced rate of $5 for seniors and students. ASSC Members are admitted free of charge. Key note speaker TBA.

REGISTRATION: We encourage everyone to preregister by February 21st by using the paypal button on ASSC web or sending a check to Savannah Hulon, Treasurer at ASSC PO Box. On-site registration will begin at 8:30 am.

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
Poster Presentations
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 below.

Ċ ASSC 2014 Prelim Program.pdf
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Ċ ASSC_conferenceflyer.pdf
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Ċ ASSC conference map.pdf
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