Beaufort County Celebrates October Archaeology Month


To: ASSC media and history e mail lists

From: Mary Lou Brewton
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Press Release for Immediate Release

Re: “Beaufort County Celebrates October Archaeology Month”

Many organizations are working together in Beaufort County to celebrate Archaeology Month with programs and events during October. Featured are two artifact identification sessions, two lectures, and a multi-day film festival.

Oct. 18th, Archaeology Institute of America is sponsoring a Global Archaeology Day. To celebrate those festivities, ASSC/Beaufort will host “What the Heck is IT? An Artifact Identification Program”. Dr. Jon Leader and Dr. Eric Poplin will offer their expert advice identifying your mystery artifacts. Loosely based on Antique Roadshow, this free and open to the public event will be held from 12-3, Saturday, Oct. 18th upstairs in the Beaufort District Collection space at the Beaufort County Library at 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC.

Oct. 22nd, 6 pm, the Beaufort ASSC Chapter will host Chris Judge’s presentation on the Native Americans of the Woodland’s era. The talk will be held in the Beaufort District Collection area on the 2nd floor of the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St. at 6 pm.

Oct. 22nd, Noon: If you are unable to attend Judge’s lecture in Beaufort, he will be speaking about the Yamasee Native Americans to the ASSC/Hilton Head Chapter at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn on Hilton Head at noon.

Oct. 23-25th in the spirit of a full Archaeology Month experience, — 2nd Annual Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival will be held at Coligny Theatre, Hilton Head, SC, 1:00pm to 6pm.

Co-sponsors of these events are: ASSC/Beaufort; ASSC/Hilton Head; Archaeology Institute of America; Arkhaios Film Festival; Beaufort County Planning; Beaufort District Collection; Coastal Discovery Museum; South Carolina Historical Society and South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology.

November 15th in Greenville’s Croft Park Fall Field Day. This year’s event will coincide with the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. (more to come;-)

All these wonderful meetings and events are free and open to the public; however, membership in ASSC is encouraged.

For further information contact:

Mary Lou Brewton


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