Thursday, February 14, 2013
South Carolina State Park archaeologists will display their latest findings from excavations at Charles Towne Landing, Colonial Dorchester and Hampton Plantation state parks at the third annual Charles Towne Landing Archaeology Conference taking place at Charles Towne Landing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Of particular interest is a slave badge artifact found at Charles Towne Landing during an archeological workshop last summer. Metal slave badges such as this one were carried by enslaved workers who were rented out to do specialized, skilled tasks. The artifact was recently conserved at the Maryland Archeological Conservation Lab and will be exhibited after the conference at Charles Towne Landing’s interpretive center.
The fee to attend Charles Towne Landing Archaeology Conference is $15 for adults, $7.50 for students and includes free entrance to the park.
The contact for the program is State Park Archaeologist David Jones, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 734-1521.
Conference attendees will be encouraged to attend an upcoming public excavation centered on a probable slave house March 4-10 at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site near McClellanville.
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