Life of an Artifact Web Series
This short films follows the discovery of a small, nondescript bottle discovered during an archaeological survey through the process of analyzing and curation.
This short video discusses the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP) and the Alkaline Glazed, Edgefield Pottery Jar discovered and excavated by the SRARP. This is the first episode of this series.
In this episode, the artifact discussed is an "acquisition tag" used to help delineate the nearly 15,000 standing structures need to be moved or razed in order to build the Savanah River Site.
Dr. Chris Moore discusses an interesting, very rare, and extremely old artifact found here on the Savannah River Site.
In this episode assistant curator Haley Grant discusses parts of a porcelain doll found during a mid 1980's excavation.
George Wingard describes the town of Ellenton's Ordinance Book - a collection of rules and laws that govern a community.
Dr. Keith Stephenson discusses a prehistoric pottery sherd from the SRARP's extensive collection.
In this episode assistant curator Haley Grant discusses a coin found during one of the SRARP's excavations.
Episode 8. This short film describes an early Rural Postal Route Book donated to the SRARP by the Heath Family and its importance in understanding the early landscape and inhabitants of the former community of Hawthorne.
Episode 9. This video describes a cache of prehistoric projectile points discovered on the Savannah River Site in the fall of 2019.
Episode 10. This short video discusses the excavation at Bush Hill Plantation, located on the Savannah River Site, and a particularly interesting set of artifacts - Tobacco Tin Tags.