Image by SCPRT Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
Archaeologists invite the public to trace the clues left behind by an abandoned town.
Archaeologists from the SC Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism will be presenting their latest finds from the excavations at the Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site on November 18th, 2010, at 6:00 p.m at Charles Towne Landing’s Founders Hall.
The colonial town of Dorchester was a lively trading post on the Ashley River from 1697 until the Revolutionary war. Sometime after the Revolution the settlement was abandoned. Through examining the historical record and studying the artifacts found on this important archaeological site, archaeologists are currently trying to piece together the history of this lost town.
After the lecture, artifacts from the site, maps and a model of the town will be presented to the audience to view. There is no admission fee. For more information, contact Charles Towne Landing at (843) 852-4200.