We’re excited to announce that Dr. Jodi A. Barnes will be our keynote speaker for the 2020 Annual Conference!
Jodi A. Barnes is an Associate Research Professor and Research Station Archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological 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).
Presentation: Public Archaeology 2020: Arkansas as a Case Study
Jodi A. Barnes, Arkansas Archeological Survey
As the first formal public archaeology program in the United States, the Arkansas Archeological Survey “mutually assist[s] and cooperate[s] with the Arkansas Archeological 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, Archeology Month, and on-going programs at the ten regional offices, Arkansas archeologists 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 archeology and the ways advocationalist archaeologists have shaped the organization with recommendations for the future of public archaeology.
Plan your day with us!
Hourly Fire Demonstration with Fuz Sanderson
10:15 AM – Bobby McLeod Musket Fire Demo*
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Archaeological Tour of the Fort Congaree Site with Archaeologist James Stewart**
11:30 AM – 12:00 AM – 12,000 Years of History with Scott Jones
12:45 PM – Bobby McLeod Musket Fire Demo*
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Civil War Battlefield Tour**
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – 12,000 Years of History with Scott Jones
*Musket demo will involve loud noise. Please exercise caution during these times at the event if any attendees or animals are sensitive to loud noises. There may be additional demonstrations added during the day.
**Tour begins at the back of the event. Please talk to a person on staff to help direct you to the starting area. The tour is approximately a little over two miles long for the Battlefield Tour and nearly three miles for the archaeological tour. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and water. The entire tour is on a shaded paved pathway.
The South Carolina Avocational Site Database (SCASD) is a resource available to and designed for avocational archaeologists. The impetus and final form of this program came from discussions between avocational, professional, academic, non-profit and for-profit organizations and private individuals.
Visit the State Archaeologist page for more information along with access to the SC Avocational Site Form (found at the bottom of the page).
Questions regarding the site form can be sent to Joseph Wilkinson.
Request for assistance or questions on related matters can be sent to SC State Archaeologist Jonathan Leader, PhD.
When: October 26, 2019, 10 AM – 3 PM
Where: 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek
1120 Fort Congaree Trail
Cayce, South Carolina
Each fall the Archaeology Society of South Carolina sponsors a free gathering of archaeologists, prehistoric and historic skills demonstrators, story tellers, and others, who present how the people of South Carolina’s distant and recent pasts experienced their daily lives through work, play, food, and community.
We are excited to announce that we will be returning to the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek for our annual Fall Field Day on October 26, 2019. Come visit us if you’ve ever wanted to learn how stone tools and pottery were made, to try throwing an atl-atl, or if you are interested in learning about active archaeological excavations occurring in our state!
Follow our Facebook event page for more information! We hope to see you there!