Archaeology society plans Beaufort chapter, March 24

features@beaufortgazette.comMarch 11, 2014 

Anyone in northern Beaufort County interested in archaeology can attend a meeting of the Archaeology Society of South Carolina Beaufort at noon March 24 in the children's programming room at the Beaufort library on Scott Street.

Eric Poplin, senior archaeologist at Brockington and Associates, will speak on Althamaha town, which is located in Beaufort County. Poplin has recently worked on data recovery excavations at the 1710s-1920s Combahee Ferry site in Beaufort and Colleton counties, the 1790s-1850s Barnett Plantation in The Bahamas, the 1750s-1860s Anson Barony-Baynard Plantation House and portions of the 1920s Wilson Mansion and Settlement at Palmetto Bluff.

The archaeology society plans to form a Beaufort chapter that will have four meetings per year, field trips and participate in regional archaeological digs. Meetings will be free and open to the public; membership in the society is encouraged.

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