"Maroon Communities" Lecture now available

 We had 60 people, of all ages, races, and both genders, participate in the final program of the Archaeology Month series yesterday. Those who attended experienced a fine presentation about a little known topic and created the dynamic that only an engaged audience can provide. 

Photo of Dr. Lockley and daughterBecause Dr. Lockley is a generous (and tech-savvy) man, you can revisit his lecture about "Maroon Communities" at the University of Warwick website. You can download the audio from his homepage on the University of Warwick website. Go to the right side of the Dr. Lockley's webpage and below the photograph of Tim and his daughter (copied in this blog entry since she's so cute) you'll see: 

I gave a talk on Maroon Communities in Beaufort, SC, on Oct 27, 2009. You can download the talk and the Q&A.

Thank you to all the folks who helped make this series happen, most particularly Ian Hill, Beaufort County Historic Preservationist who has been my partner for 6 years of Archaeology Month programming; Suzanne Larson, the County's Public Information Officer who took care of most of the 2009 marketing; and our co-sponsors: Evan Thompson and Maxine Lutz of Historic Beaufort Foundation; and Geni Flowers and Harvey Varney of USC-Beaufort Libraries.

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.