Hilton Head Chapter

Chapter monthly meetings are normally held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, from September to May, with the exception of December when the Christmas Social is normally held early in the month.

Meetings are held at the Hilton Head Coastal Discovery Museum on Honey Horn Plantation in the Discovery House.

The September 2020 meeting will be held on Saturday, September 12th at 1:00 PM. The meeting will be a virtual meeting. Instructions are in the September Newsletter.

Hilton Head Chapter Board



David Gordon



George Stubbs



Carol Dembowski ckd2007@hotmail.com


Rita Kernan


Newsletter Editor

George Stubbs


Enjoy reading Island Archaeology, the Hilton Head Island Chapter Newsletter! Click here to see our most recent additions.

Click here to view the our prior HHI Chapter library for newsletters. Contact the Editor at skipjack585@roadrunner.com for 2014 – 2019 editions.

Monthly Meetings

2020 Theme – Adventures in  Archaeology
January – Keith Stevenson – Mid Woodland Societies in SC and GA
February – James Stewart – Excavations in Savannah GA
September – Meg Galliard – Pockoy Island Shell Rings

2019 Theme – Adventures in Archaeology
January – Rita Elliott – Revolutionary War Battle of Purysburg, SC
February – Sarah Miller – Pon Pon Chapel of Ease
March – John Goldsborough – Santa Elena
April – Sarah Miller Pon Pon Chapel of Ease and Isaac Hayne`s grave site
May – Brandy Joy – Stono Plantation Foodways
September – DNR documentary “The Ring People”
October – Drs. Jon Leader and Eric Poplin – “What the Heck is It?”
November – Square Holes documentary re Johannes Kolb site
December – Christmas Social

‘2018 Theme – Adventures in Archaeology
January – Katie Epps – Archaeology of Historic Heyward House, Bluffton, SC –
February – Rex Garniewicz – Ecological impact of Native American hunting
March – Jessica Cooper – The Adoption of the Bow and Arrow in the Savannah River Valley
April – Square Holes – documentary of the archaeology of the Johannes Kolb Site
May – Mary Socci – Archaeological sites in Palmetto Bluff
September – Tariq Ghaffar – Green`s Shell Enclosure, Hilton Head Island
October – Drs. Jon Leader and Eric Poplin – “What the Heck is It?”7
November – Joe Wilkinson – Hardin Hafted Biface
December – Christmas Social


You can find past years meeting themes here.