Why Garden?

Why Garden? Presented by Gail Wagner. Why do South Carolinians grow vegetables, and how does their ethnic background affect what they grow? You might be surprised to learn about the intangible benefits as voiced by local gardeners and to learn why some plants have special meaning. Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.

The Anthropology of Dance

The Anthropology of Dance Presented by L. M. Drucker. What in the world are they doing? As an art form, dance is almost universally appreciated, if not always understood. Understanding, though, is basic to communication, and dance is, above all, a form of non-verbal communication. Understanding the cultural context and history around dance can create … Read more

Protecting Community Heritage Through Archaeology

Protecting Community Heritage Through Archaeology Presented by L. M. Drucker. If you are an active member of your community or a public employee, you no doubt get involved in interesting and contentious issues from time to time. More and more, our communities’ pasts and their remains are in jeopardy or in the news. Would you … Read more

Stories Untold: Slave Life in South Carolina

Stories Untold: Slave Life in South Carolina Presented by L. M. Drucker. From the late 1600s to 1865, the Palmetto State was built on the backs of it most numerous inhabitants. African slaves and their descendants shaped, and were shaped by, the physical and social landscapes of early South Carolina. Their diverse cultural systems have … Read more

Earth Clues: Geology, Soils, and the Human Past

Earth Clues: Geology, Soils, and the Human Past Presented by L. M. Drucker. The science of archaeology is basically detective work. It involves understanding and “reading” earth science clues that are collected using careful, explicit techniques. If your interests range from map reading to digs or from cultural artifacts to radiocarbon dating, this workshop will … Read more

Workshop: Teaching Archaeology to Children

Workshop: Teaching Archaeology to Children Presented by L. M. Drucker. Get an overview of the scope and depth of archaeology in the classroom. Working with slides, posters, brochures, handouts, and hands-on discovery of artifacts, learn how you can design lesson plans about archaeological topics that encourage students to use verbal, math, reasoning, analytical, judgment (ethics), … Read more