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CCU Students Work on Excavation in South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University students excavated a prehistoric, Native American shell midden site on the Little River Neck of South Carolina during Maymester 2015 as part of the Prehistoric Archaeological Field School (ANTH 395). You can read more and view pictures of the dig by going to: http://www.coastal.edu/newsletter/issue/69/articles/2032 

Dr. Dillian and students to work at Koobi Fora, Kenya, in Summer 2014

Dr. Carolyn Dillian will return to the famous site of Koobi Fora, Kenya, this summer to continue her archaeological research with the Koobi Fora Field School, a partnership between George Washington University and the National Museums of Kenya. Two former CCU students will accompany her for the summer of 2014. If you're interested in participating in the program, please contact Dr. Dillian for more information or go to: http://cashp.gwu.edu/kffs/ 

CCU Archaeology Featured at the New Horry County Museum

The new Horry County Museum is now open, located in the old Burroughs School on Main Street in Conway, SC. While there, be sure to visit the archaeology exhibit on the second floor. There’s a section devoted to archaeological methods, which includes photographs of CCU students working in the field and laboratory that were taken during the 2013 summer archaeological field school (ANTH 395) at Waties Island. This exhibit includes information about how archaeologists conduct fieldwork and research, and includes a display of archaeology tools that are used in the field. In adjacent displays, you will find valuable information about the prehistory of Horry County, South Carolina, the artifacts that we find, and the Native American people whose ancestors once occupied this area. 

Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference 2013

‌‌Seven students from the History and Anthropology Club at Coastal Carolina University participated in the Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference in October 2013, where they learned how archaeologists replicate prehistoric technology to understand ways in which people in the past used their tools, processed their food, and gathered resources. Students learned flintknapping (how to make stone tools), and experimented with ways to smelt iron, ignite campfires, process tubers, and create tattoos using prehistoric methods. The conference was held at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, North Carolina.