Four thousand years ago, in the time of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, an ancient civilization on the South Carolina coast also left behind colossal landmarks. Fig Island, off the coast of Charleston County, is one of the largest and most intricate oyster shell structures known.
On Thursday, April 9 at 12:00 PM, South Carolina Humanities and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will host a Facebook Watch Party for “The Ring People,” a 30-minute documentary by Koelker & Associates that investigates the ancient South Carolinians who created this complex shell ring structure. The Watch Party will be hosted on the South Carolina Humanities Facebook page
Representatives from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (http://heritagetrust.dnr.sc.gov/) will be present in the live chat to offer behind-the-scenes information about the production of “The Ring People” and to answer questions. The documentary and chat will be available for a limited time on the South Carolina Humanities Facebook page after the Watch Party ends.
Visit SCDNR’s website to see more short films by Koelker & Associates as well as lesson plans: http://heritagetrust.dnr.sc.gov/films.html.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.
Image: Fig 2, courtesy of Koelker & Associates