Taylor at Archaeology Society/ HHI Chapter Jan. 18th

The Archaeology Society of SC/Hilton Head Chapter will be holding the 1st meeting of the 2011 season Tuesday, Jan. 18th at 7:00 pm.

Sean Taylor of Department of Natural Resources will discuss the Heritage Trust Program has acquired nearly 80 properties across SC. The preserves primarily protect natural resources but 17 were obtained specifically for their cultural significance. These properties protect archaeological sites as much as 12,000 years old and as new as the 19th century. These properties protect for the citizens of SC Native American habitation sites, shell rings and villages, colonial towns and forts, Civil War battle fields and 19th century industrial sites. Sean Taylor,SCDNR and Heritage Trust Archaeologist will discuss the where, what and why behind the acquisition of these preserves.

All ASSC/HHI chapter meetings are held at the Discovery House, Coastal Discovery Museum on Honey Horn Plantation.

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.