A Taste of Archaeology

Here’s an event I wish I could get to. What I feel is wonderful about it is the way that it will show some folks in the USA how deep their own heritage is too.

Tast of archOn October the 20th, 2007, between 10am and 4pm, Historic Brattonsville will host the Archaeological Society of South Carolina's 20th Annual Fall Field Day,
A Taste of Archaeology”.

Archaeologists from around the state will they discuss, demonstrate and share how Carolinians have been eating for the last 12,000 years!  They will interpret archaeological data to present how Carolinians gathered, prepared, cooked and served food from the low country to the Piedmont.

Visitors will have the opportunity to observe cooking with hot rocks. The early cooks drove holes through disk-shaped stones, heated them in hot coals, then placed in pots of liquid to bring the pot to an instant boil, an ancient crockpot that was even more efficient.

Not only is this a day for learning and taking part in ancient methods of cooking. Visitors will be able to make bricks, grind corn and take part in a mock archaeological dig.

This is just part of an incredible heritage day out for those who can get to South Carolina.

A Taste Of Archaeology: The 20th Annual South Carolina Archaeology Fall Field Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Go here for directions and additional information about the site. Cost: $8 adults; $6 seniors; $3 students; 4 and younger, free.



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