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Lunch and Learn: Salvage Archaeology in the Heart of Cofitachequi

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 12:00pm until 1:00pm

Much of successful archaeology involves our ability to “read the dirt.” In the summer of 2018, investigations were undertaken at the largest known site within this society aimed at understanding the occupational sequence and in particular when and how three extant pyramidal mounds were constructed along the Wateree River. The layers in the ground can answer many questions about the human past. Join us for this lecture.For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

119 South Main St.
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone:
(803) 313-7172
Email:
usclnasp@mailbox.sc.edu

Lancaster County sits within the lands once held by the Catawba Indian Nation, and the current Catawba Reservation is located about 15 miles from the campus of USC Lancaster. With strong geographical and historical ties to the Catawba, USCL has begun to develop curricular and public programs focused on Native American art and culture, with a special emphasis on the Catawba and other Native communities in South Carolina. The Center houses the world’s largest single collection of Catawba Indian pottery, five galleries, the only archive in South Carolina devoted in Native American history and culture, an archaeology lab, meeting and classroom spaces, and more.  Launched in 2018, the Native American South Carolina Archive (NASCA) is a comprehensive digital archive for tribal histories, photos, correspondence, oral histories, and more (www.nativesouthcarolina.org). Every March, USCL hosts Native American Studies Week with lectures, performances, and arts and crafts sales. The gardens are a site on the summer SC Ag + Art Tour.  Admission is free.