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Getting the dirt: S.C. Archaeology Month events

The S.C. Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina will celebrate the 20th Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month with special programs, lectures and events during October.

This year’s theme, “Making Artifacts Talk: Archaeology and Education at the Johannes Kolb Site,” will be the topic of the special lecture series that will be held in seven locations throughout the state. A topical poster has been designed displaying the theme.

Free posters can be picked up at SCIAA, 1321 Pendleton St.

Events have been scheduled throughout South Carolina to provide communities with an opportunity to unlock the mysteries of the past and learn about the people who have lived in our region over the last several thousand years.

For a complete listing of events, visit the Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology or the Archaeological Society of South Carolina.

Archaeology Month will conclude with the annual Archaeology Field Day at Lynches River County Park. Admission is free for the Oct. 29 event, scheduled from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event will highlight various aspects of archaeological research being conducted in South Carolina and include living history demonstrations, exhibits, educational hands-on activities, poster presentations and lectures.

For detailed information on Archaeology Field Day, go to the Archaeological Society of South Carolina website.

Contact Nena Rice at nrice@sc.edu or 803-576-6573 for further details on S.C. Archaeology Month.

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Posted: 09/08/11 @ 12:00 PM | Updated: 09/22/11 @ 11:15 AM | Permalink

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