Archaeology Lecture & BBQ at Hobcaw BaronyName: Archaeology Lecture & BBQ at Hobcaw BaronyDate: December 7, 2023Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ESTWebsite: http://www.classatpawleys.comEvent Description:Join us for an Archaeology Lecture & BBQ at Hobcaw Barony! Emcee Lee Brockington will introduce Dr. James Spirek, the State Underwater Archaeologist since 2012, who has worked at the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia since 1996.
Jim is currently leading two maritime archeological prospecting ventures searching for shipwrecks off Port Royal Sound and the Santee River Inlets. He will speak on “Investigating the Underwater Archaeological Legacy Around Georgetown.”
For 60 years the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology has managed and researched the archaeological legacy on land and underwater in South Carolina. Over those years, the Institute has undertaken several underwater archaeological projects related to colonial endeavors, shipping, naval warfare, and other activities focused on Georgetown and the surrounding region. Foremost among these projects have been the recovery of the Brown’s Ferry Shipwreck, an early Colonial sailing vessel, now on display at the Rice Museum, and the continued search for the wrecked flagship of the Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón expedition, an early Spanish endeavor to colonize North America.
These two projects along with other remnants of the maritime archaeological legacy in this area of the state form the topic of this illustrated presentation which will be held inside the Lodge, followed by a BBQ supper in the Pond Pavilion near the fire pit. BYOB.
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