Archaeological Society of South Carolina’s Fall Field Day announcement

Submitted by Tammy Forehand (

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina’s annual Fall Field Day will be held on October 25th at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in Summerville, South Carolina. Dorchester offers a wonderful setting to discover the past. Its tabby fort ruins and the brick bell tower of St. George’s Anglican Church set a historic atmosphere, and its archaeological record offers a window into village life from 1697 until the American Revolution.

The theme for this year’s event will focus on Historic Indian Trade and Colonial Interactions. Exhibitors are needed to give presentations to the public from 10AM to 4PM. The Society’s goal is to educate the public about the past that can be found beneath their feet by offering presentations and demonstrations that bring life to the archaeological record and show the human side of history. If you are interested in participating, the Society would greatly appreciate your time. While the theme Historic Indian Trade and Colonial Interactions is our focus, presentations and demonstrations do not have to be limited to this subject. Please contact Sean Taylor, ASSC Vice President and S.C. Department of Natural Resources & Heritage Trust Archaeologist (803-734-3753), about participating.