Link to CCU Home Page
Link to Quick Links
Link to Search Link to CCU Home Page
News Releases -> newsarticles
spacer image
February 8, 2016   
Posted: June 15, 2010
CCU field school to present archaeological findings

  Field school students rope off areas where they will excavate at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge.  
A Coastal Carolina University archaeologist, anthropologist and seven students will hold an open house on Tuesday, June 22 from noon to 4 p.m., where the group will share their findings from an excavation site at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. The presentation will be held at the Visitor's Center on U.S. 701, and the public is invited.

Cheryl Ward, Ph.D., director for CCU's Center for Archaeology and Anthropology, is heading the excavation field school. The school is a hands-on archaeological dig experience that introduces students to the practice of archaeology from designing field surveys to digging test pits, undertaking modest excavation, and composing scholarly reports.

The field school began with a dig on the Conway Riverwalk at the Kingston Presbyterian Church parking lot. The team uncovered artifacts from a 19th-century government shipyard. The team has since moved to the Refuge where they discovered the remains of a cabin of undetermined period that may have been an old trading post. Students have found pieces of old glass, a piece of what seems to be a lamp, a glass panel bottle, a tin bowl and a number of bricks, which the team believes to be the foundation and chimney.

The property being excavated is referred to as Yauhannah Bluff, used by Native Americans until the mid 1600s. In the early 1700s it was the site of a ferry crossing and the Yourhaney Plantation.

Carolyn Dillian, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology in CCU's Department of History, is serving as crew chief and co-director.

For more information, visit Coastal's Field School Blog, updated by students daily, at

Adobe Illustrator CS4

Product Overview:
Explore new paths with the essential vector tool Adobe "Illustrator" CS4 software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment with new transparency in gradients and multiple artboards that invite you to explore more efficient ways to design Support Windows XP / Vista

More info abot this product here Buy Adobe Illustrator CS4
More products of Adobe : Adobe Software

Search Options:
Select Specific Year(s):
2014 2006
2013 2005
2012 2004
2011 2003
2010 2002
2009 2001
2008 2000
View ALL Archived News
Link to CCU Home Page
University Policies | Site Policies | Contact Us
© 2016 Coastal Carolina University | P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528-6054 | +1 843-347-3161