Past Meetings

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

2017 Theme – Adventures in Archaeology
January – Brent Burgin – Catawba Nation
February – Jon Leader – Forensic Archaeology
March – Mary Socci – Pettigrew Plantation, Palmetto Bluff
April – Chan Funk – Archaeology at Fort Jackson
May – Chris Moore – Younger Dryas
September – Quinn Ogden – Archaic and Woodland era home sites in Berkeley county
October – Jon Leader and Eric Poplin – “What the Heck is It?” – artifact identification program
November – Meg Gaillard – SC Heritage Trust Program

2016 Theme – Adventures in Archaeology
January – Rick Kanaski – Gullah Community in Harris Neck
February – Stacey Young – Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
March – Eric Poplin – Civil War Battle of Congaree Creek, Columbia SC
April – Jessica Irwin – Slave Ships
May – Matt Sanger – Sea Pines Shell Ring

2015 Theme – Adventures in Archaeology
January – The Lady of Cao (movie) – female ruler of the Peruvian Moche1700 years ago
February – Kimberly Cavavanagh – Aila, Roman port city on the Red Sea
March – Eric Poplin – Gadsden`s Wharf, Charleston, SC
April – Chris Moore – Early Hunter – Gatherer Tool Use and Animal Exploitation
May – Melissa Memory – Archaeology of Fort Pulaski
September – Rex Garniewicz – Beerology from Hunter Gatherers to Hipsters
October – Karen Smith – Fort Frederick, Port Royal, SC

2014 Theme – Adventures in Archaeology
January – Larry James – Historic Dorchester State Site
February- Barbara Borg – College of Charleston Archaeology Programs
March – Adam King – Etowah (further exploration)
April – Chris Gillam – The Peopling of the Americas
May – Keith Stephenson – Mississippian Mounds and Chiefdoms on the Savannah River
September – Chris Gillam – Discovering the Paleolithic in the Northern Mongolia
October – Chris Judge – Yemassee Indians
November – Chris Thornock – Middle Mississippian Hollywood Site on the Savannah River
December – Christmas Social

2013 Theme – Adventures in Archaeology
January – Adam King – Etowah, Major Mississippian Site in NW Georgia
February – Jim Spirek – Civil War Naval Operations and Shipwrecks in SC
March – Carl Naylor – The Day the Johnboat went up the Mountain
April – Karen Smith – Swift Creek Culture Paddle Art
May – Ashley Deming – Sea Pines Plantation (Hilton Head) Shipwreck
September – Eric Poplin – Gaillard Performance Hall excavations -18th century cemetery in Charleston
October – Helena Ferguson – SCAPOD Outreach Program
November – Kara Bridgman Sweeny – A Complex Web of History and Artifact Types in the Early Archaic Southeast
December – Christmas Social

2012 Theme: Adventures in Archaeology
January – Bob Campbell – Slideshow of May 2011 tour of Peru and Machu Picchu
February – Tammy Herron – Confederate Fortifications along Lower Three Runs
March – Mary Socci – Octogon Plantation, Palmetto Bluff (18th Century Science and Architecture)
April – Ashley Deming and Carl Naylor – SC Sport Diver Archaeology Management Program
May – ChesterDePratter – History and Archaeology of Charlesfort, Parris Island, SC
September – Ed Johnston – Pine Island artifacts
October – Richard Hatcher III – The History of Fort Sumter
November – Natalie Adams Pope – Yauhannah Bluff Plantation, Great PeeDee River
December – Christmas Social

2011 Theme Adventures in Archaeology
January – Sean Taylor “SCDNR Heritage Trust Program”
February – Eric Poplin “Combahee Ferry”
March – Steven Smith “Francis Marion and his Partisan`s at Snow`s Island”
April – Chester DePratter and Gibbs McDowell “Sea Island Secrets” – discussion and film
May – Brooke Brilliant “African American and Native American Colonoware Analysis”
September – Nena Rice “South Carolina Archaeology from 16,000 years ago”
October – Colin Brooker “Tabby – Origins and Diffusion in the Atlantic World”
Novenber – Chica Arndt “Mary Musgrove”
December – Christmas Social

2010 Theme Adventures in Archaeology
December – Christmas Social
November – Dan Elliott “The Yuchis of Mt. Pleasant on the Savannah River”
October – Charlie Cobb “Colonial Indian migrations into Savannah River area and Palachacolas Town”
September- Carl Steen “Archaeology of Penn Center, St. Helena Island”
May- Helena Ferguson “Hampton-Preston Mansion”
April- Michael Nelson “Mississippian Mound Town Functionality”
March- Wayne Roberts “The Tellico Archaeological Project”
February- Carl Steen “Native American Pottery”
January- Dwanye Pickett “Before Colonial Williamsburg”

2009 Theme: Adventures in Archaeology
December – Christmas Social
November-Jim Spirek “The Charleston Harbor Mapping Project”
October- Chris Amer “The Mars Bluff Navy Yard”
September- George Stubbs “The Pre-Historic Hohokam”
May-Mona Grunden:”Explorations of an 18th century site on James Island- the Natchez Indians”
April-John McCarthy:”The archaeology of a colonial plantation on the margins of the elite”
March-Alex Sweeney:”The Yamasee at Altamaha Town”
February-Dr. Eric Poplin:”The Coastal Southeast Indians from 1500`s to 1718 including the Yamasee”
January- Dr. Ellen Shlasko:”The 1862 Battle of Shiloh and her explorations of the battlefield”

2008 -Theme: Adventures in Archaeology
December – Christmas Social
November-Mississippian and early colonial Native Americans in southeast:Dr. Charles Cobb
October-Late Pre- Historic and Historic Native Americans in SC:Chris Judge
September-Johannes Kolb Site:Sean Taylor
May-North American Paleo Indians:Jon Leader
April-SC Maritime Archaeology:Lora Holland
March-Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal:Chica Arndt
February-The Chaco Phenomenon-George Stubbs
January-Rock Art in SC:Tommy Charles

2007 – Theme: SC and the Caribbean connection
December – Christmas Social
November – Urban Foodways and Markets in Charleston: Martha Zierden.
October- In Search of Revolutionary Savannah, Rita Elliott.
September- Archaeological Perspectives of Foodways, Nicole Isenbarger.
May – Cofitachequi: a Chiefdom in Central South Carolina: Dr. Gail Wagner.
April – From the French West Africa to the French West Indies: Dr. Ken Kelly.
March – Clifton Plantation, New Providence, The Bahamas: Andrew Agha.
February – Landscape Archaeology in Sumter Forest: Sean Taylor.
January – Investigation of Athol Island, New Providence, The Bahamas. Dr. Eric Poplin

2006 – Theme: Pottery and Ceramics
December – Holidays Social.
November – Archaeology on the Roman Frontier: Excavations at Noviodunum , Dr. Kris Lockyear.
October – S.C. and the Caribbean: Lifeline to a Revolution, Bryan Howard.
September- Barbados Carolina Connection, Michael Stoner.
May – Chapter Members Collections.
April – Edgefield Stonewares, Steve Ferrell.
March – Historic Ceramics in SC, Carl Steen.
February – Native American Pottery- part 2, Becky Barrera.
January – Native American Pottery, Becky Barrera.

2005 – Theme: Mississippian
December – Holidays Social.
November – Blue Shelledge Ceramics, Wayne Roberts.
October – Fort Motte and Camden Battlefields, Steve Smith.
September – Callawassie Island, Bill Behan.
May – Mississippian Etawah Site, Adam King – cancelled
April – Colonial Dorchester, Ashley Chapman.
March – Mississippian Indians in the Southeast, Rob Moon.
February – Solutrean Culture, Jean F. Guilleux.
January – Mississippian Chiefdoms in Allendale Co., Keith Stephenson.

2004 – Theme: The Lowcountry
December – Holidays Social
November – Archaeology at Battlefield Park, Gail Whalen
October – The Chaco Phenomenon, George Stubbs
September – The Search for Le Prince, Jim Spirek
May – Morris Island and North Island Lighthouses, Chris Judge
April – Upper Paleolithic of Russian Far East, Chris Gillam
March – Early History of Hilton Head Island, Rosemary Staples
February – Palenque, a Meso-American Site, Mary White
January – The Siege of Savannah, Mike Vaquer

Chapter Fieldtrips

Join us for our field trips, organized by the ASSC Hilton Head Island Chapter. Here are our trips, and a few shots taken during some of our explorations.

July – Sea Pines Shell Ring (assisted in excavation)

May – Sea Pines Shell Ring (assisted in excavation)

June – Fort Pulaski


July – Sea Pines Shipwreck, Hilton Head, SC

February – Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah, GA
May – Savannah Roundhouse Railroad Museum
November – Zion Chapel of Ease, Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum, Hilton Head, SC

March – BB Sams` Plantation on Dataw Island
May – “Canal Days” Savannah- Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center
October – Old Sheldon Church and St. Helena`s Episcopal Church, Beaufort

November – Penn Center on St. Helena Island

May-Palachacolas Town on Webb Wildlife Preserve
April-Wormsloe Plantation
March-The Yamasee Altamaha Town at Heyward Point
February-Tybee Island Light Sation and Fort Screven
January-Fort Pulaski

November-Ft. Fremont, Land`s End, St Helena Island
October-Green Shell Enclosure, Hilton Head Island
September-Fort Frederick
May- Topper
April-Fort Stewart Cemeteries
March-Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal
February-Stoney/Baynard and Fish Hall Plantations

March- Fort McAllister.
February- Bluffton: Heyward House.
January – Beaufort: Verdier House and Arsenal Museum.

October – Parris Island: Kiln site.
September – Garden Lot- Savannah.
May – Topper Site.
April – Parris Island: Santa Elena.
April – SCDOT Site: The Lost Ferry.
March – Spring Island.2005
November – Fort Stewart.
October – Callawassie Island.
October – Parris Island
September – Discovery Day, Camden
May – Topper Site
April – Colonial Dorchester
March – Ocmulgee National Monument, Ga
February – Altamaha
January – Lawton Mounds

December – Holidays Social
November – Battlefield Park, Savannah
October – Ogeechee Canal, Ga.
September – Discovery Weekend, Santee
April – Brockington and Associates Archaeological Lab., Mt Pleasant
March – Rev War field trip in the Lowcountry
February – ASSC Annual Conference, Columbia
January – Fort Morris, Ga.
Archaeological Display Project

The Archaeological Display Project cataloging artifacts curated at the Honey Horn Barn has been completed. This provides a catalog of the Coastal Discovery Museums` curated artifacts for use by researchers.