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10:17 am on Sunday March 27, 2011

Master preservationist program: Day nine, Charleston gardens

Day nine, gardens: On day nine of our Master Preservationist class, we studied historic landscapes, perfectly timed with the spring bloom. Our speaker was Glen Gardner, one of Charleston’s most esteemed landscape architects, skilled in historic...
5:43 am on Monday October 25, 2010

Come learn about the 'Archeology of the Gullah People'

This free program is about the archeological history of the Gullah people and how much of what is known about their past cannot come from written texts, but archeological finds. From a release, "The African American citizens of the Sea Islands and...
4:44 am on Wednesday August 25, 2010

Archaeologists to share new findings about Lord Ashley with the public

Image by Wikipedia Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury.The public will get a chance to learn more about the early years of South Carolina through recent archaeological findings and a lecture on Thursday at Charles Towne Landing. Artifacts...
11:00 am on Monday June 29, 2009

Archaeological find indicates 50,000 year old humans

Image by 20090629-clovis.jpg An archaeological dig that has been going on in Allendale Country could potentially prove that humans were living in South Carolina 37,000 years before the Clovis people. University of South Carolina archaeologist...
11:26 am on Wednesday June 17, 2009

Digging once again in hopes of finding old city wall (updated)

Image by Walled City Task ForceImage by 20090602-dig.jpg Vanderhorst's North Row, from the 1884 Sanborn Insurance Map, this is where folks are hoping remnants of the old wall might be found. Update June 17: It is two weeks into the dig, and...
4:36 am on Sunday October 26, 2008

Drayton Hall digging for mystery walls

Image by Drayton HallImage by 20081026drayton.jpg The walls extending from the main building had been forgotten before the painting was uncovered -- but it's still not proof they ever did exist. The oldest preserved plantation house in America is...