HBF "Dinner & a Lecture" on Altamaha

Excavation of Beaufort’s County earliest known Native American village, Altamaha Town, is the topic of Historic Beaufort Foundation'snext “Dinner & A Lecture” onMonday, June 27, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street.

Altamaha was home to Native Americans for over 3,000 years and includes at least two pre-Yamasee period burial mounds. 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. Hwy. 17. Altamaha Town has been on the National Registersince 1994.

70% of the town is owned by Beaufort County through its Rural and Critical Lands Preservation Program. 

Fee. Seating is limited. Call 379-3331 to make reservations. 

To learn more and to see digital images of the dig, visit the Beaufort County Library's website: 

Altamaha Local History & Nature webpage
Lowcountry South Carolina Indians pathfinder 
Native Americans

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.