The Beaufort County village that was home to American Indians for more than 3,000 years will be the topic of Historic Beaufort Foundation's Dinner & a Lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Verdier House, 801 Bay St. in Beaufort. Dr. Eric Poplin, archaeologist and cultural resources manager, will discuss recent excavations at the site of Altamaha Town in Okatie and data recovery from digs at the Comabahee River on U.S. 17, near the Harriet Tubman Bridge. There is a reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m., the lecture from 6-7 p.m. and a dinner at Saltus River Grill ($19 a person for attendees at the lecture) follows. Lecture admission for members is $15 a person or $25 a couple. For non-members, admission is $20 a person or $30 a couple.