2020 Conference Program

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8:15-9:00 – Registration

8:45-9:00 – Administrative Announcements; Welcome and Introduction by President Keith Stephenson

Morning Session
“Avocational Archaeology: The Role and Contributions of Avocational Archaeologists”

9:00-9:20 – The Fisher Has A Good Cache: After 10 years of excavations, the Fisher Site 38BR1373 Reveals its First Cache, by Lamar Nelson (Foothills Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina)

9:20-9:40 – Unlocking the Locks, Phase II, by Drew Ruddy (Avocational Archaeologist, Archaeological Society of South Carolina)

9:40-10:00 – The Kolb Site (38DA75) Experience, by Ernest Helms (Avocational Archaeologist, Archaeological Society of South Carolina)

10:00-10:20 – The Joy of Avocational Archaeology in South Carolina: A Personal Odyssey, by Robert C. Costello (Avocational Archaeologist, Archaeological Society of South Carolina)

10:20-10:40 – PreContact Native American Pottery in the Robert Costello Collection, Santee River, South Carolina, by Christopher Judge (Native American Studies Center USC Lancaster) and Robert C. Costello (USC Sumter)

10:40-1100 – Break

11:00-11:45, Keynote Presentation – Public Archaeology 2020: Arkansas as a Case Study, by Jodi A. Barnes (Arkansas Archeological Survey)

11:45-12:00 – Presentation of Awards

12:00–1:30 – Lunch

Afternoon Session

1:30-2:15 Panel – Avocational Archaeology: Methods, Contributions, and Concerns for the Future Moderator: Joe Wilkinson
Panelists: Lamar Nelson, Dave Gordon, Jodi Barnes, Nate Fulmer, Chris Judge

2:15-2:35 – Geochemical Characterization of Charleston Brick Production with pXRF, by Carolyn Dillian (Coastal Carolina University), David Palmer (Coastal Carolina University), Eric Poplin (Brockington), and Charlie Philips (Brockington)

2:35-2:55 – Studying the Early Archaic Period in South Carolina Using Existing Projectile Point Typologies, by Albert C. Goodyear, Andrew A. White (South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology), and Joseph E. Wilkinson (South Carolina Department of Archives and History)

2:55-3:15 – SUBMERGED: Underwater Archaeology in South Carolina for 8th Graders, by Ryan Bradley (South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology’s Maritime Research Division)

3:15-3:35 – Break

3:35-3:55 – Preliminary Modeling of Clandestine Liquor Distillation Sites in the Francis Marion National Forest, by Katherine Parker (University of Tennessee)

3:55-4:15 – Jettisoned: Recovery, Discovery, and History of the CSS Pee Dee armament, by Jim Spirek, (South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology’s Maritime Research Division)

4:15-4:35 – Archaeology in the Congaree Creek Locality, Lexington County, South Carolina, and the Early History of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina, by David G. Anderson (University of Tennessee)

4:35-4:55 – From Slavery to Empowerment: Update on Pro-Social Archaeology at Historic
Brattonsville and Beyond, by J. Christopher Gillam and Richard J. Chacon (Winthrop University)

4:55-5:15 – ASSC Business Meeting

5:15-5:35 – Concluding remarks by President Stephenson

Keynote Presentation

Public Archaeology 2020: Arkansas as a Case Study
Jodi A. Barnes, Arkansas Archaeological Survey, University of Arkansas

As the first formal public archaeology program in the United States, the Arkansas Archaeological Survey “mutually assist[s] and cooperate[s] with the Arkansas Archaeological Society in furthering the purposes of public archaeological education.” Founded in 1868, state legislation encourages the two organizations to work together. From the Annual Training Program, the certification and stewardship programs, the Endangered African-American Cemeteries Initiative, Archaeology Month, and on-going programs at the ten regional offices, Arkansas archaeologists involve the public in citizen science — collecting data, advancing scientific knowledge, and preserving the past. In this talk, Dr. Barnes will provide an overview of the history of Arkansas archaeology and the ways avocational archaeologists have shaped the organization with recommendations for the future of public archaeology.

About Keynote Speaker
Jodi A. Barnes is an Associate Research Professor and Research Station Archaeologist with the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, a unit of the University of Arkansas system. She earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from American University in Washington, DC and a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina. After completing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of South Carolina, she worked as the Staff Archaeologist for the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Her current research focuses on the archaeologies of health and foodways at 19th century Hollywood Plantation and the material life of Camp Monticello, a World War II Italian prisoner of war camp. She is the editor of a thematic issue on the intimate archaeologies of World War II in the journal Historical Archaeology (2018) and The Materiality of Freedom (2011) and co-editor of Managing Cultural Resources: Global Context, National Programs, Local Actions (2008).