Celebrate Archaeology Month with BC Planning and Library!

October is a busy month for the BDC. In addition to it being "Archives Month," it's also "Family History Month," as well as "SC Archaeology Month."

Beaufort County has numerous recognized digs within its boundaries. In concert with the goals of South Carolina Archaeology Month, the Beaufort County Planning Department and the Beaufort County Library have teamed together to stimulate public pride in our state’s long archaeological heritage, increase public understanding of why archaeological research is important, educate the public about how to protect, preserve and study archaeological resources, and encourage legitimate archaeological activities. For the past 7 years, Ian Hill, the County's Historic Preservationist and I have brought programs on the topic of Archaeology to you during the month of October. This year is no exception.

We are very pleased to host USC-Lancaster Professor and archaeologist, Chris Judge here on Thurs., Oct. 27th at 5:30 pm. His lecture "Making Artifacts Talk: Fifteen Years at the Johannes Kolb Site––Archaeology and Education" is part of the BDC@ The Branches local history series. The lecture will be held in the old SC Room on the first floor of the Beaufort Branch library building at 311 Scott Street in downtown Beaufort.

Learn more about the Kolb Site at http://38da75.com/.

On your way to Judge’s presentation, linger a few minutes at the archaeology related materials and artifacts on display in the Beaufort Branch Library. Or check out some of the many archaeology-related books, videos, and database resources the Beaufort County Library provides.

Come to the lecture and pick up your own "Making Artifacts Talk" poster with loads of information about the Kolb site on the reverse! Free, while supplies last.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.