ASSC/HH Chapter – 25 Feb


Feb. 16, 2013 

To:      ASSC/Hilton Head Chapter Member and Media Lists From:   Mary Lou Brewton  912-604-3634 m 

Press Release for Immediate Release

RE: Tuesday -Feb. 25th- 7 pm ASSC/HH Chapter Meeting

Hilton Head, SC:  The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter is meeting on Hilton Head Island, Feb. 25th, 7 pm at Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn and is proud to host as its February speaker Dr. Barbara Borg, who teaches in the archaeology program (major and minor) at the College of Charleston. She will be speaking on the archaeological programs they have at the College, as well as the excavations they do in their field schools at the Lord Ashley Site, Hampton Plantation and other sites. All ASSC/HH events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Borg received a B.M. in music (violin performance) and M.A. in anthropology from the University of Iowa, and her Ph.D. in anthropology (1986) from the University of Missouri—Columbia.  Her specialties are Mesoamerican archaeology and ethnohistory.  She has taught at the College of Charleston since 1989.  Dr. Borg has done archaeology in North America and Mexico, and archival research in Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain.  Her doctoral dissertation (written during a period of civil war in Guatemala) focused on the ethnohistory of the Cakchiquel Maya of the Central Guatemalan Highlands before and after the Spanish conquest. During Summer 2006, Dr. Borg toured the Maya region as an NEH Fellow, traveling through four countries touring Mayan archaeological sites and museum collections.

At the College of Charleston Borg has team-taught the Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology for over 20 years.  Field school crews have excavated many different sites, including work yards and gardens of historic houses, several historic plantations, sites on various state historic sites, and part of Charleston’s colonial defensive sea wall.  College of Charleston archaeology students have interned with many institutions and state parks, and have gone on to graduate school and to careers in archaeology, historic preservation, and conservation.  Dr. Borg has just completed a 3-year term as director of the Archaeology Program, during which the College’s new interdisciplinary archaeology major was created. She continues to play the violin part-time in several regional orchestras, including the Hilton Head and Beaufort Orchestras.

Upcoming events:

  • March 1st, 9 am, ASSC Annual Meeting, Columbia, SC
  • March 11 ASSC/HH Chapter Meeting
  • April 8 ASSC/HH Chapter Meeting
  • May13 ASSC/HH Chapter Meeting

For further information:  David Stott Gordon  Cell: (704) 491-0023 President ASSC/HH ;




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