Archaeology at the Library Nov. 13

Who: Laura Seifert, Armstrong Archaeologist and Digging Savannah Director

When: Nov. 13th at 5:30pm

Where: Islands Branch, Live Oak Public Library

What: Hear about the archaeology at the Benedictine Monastery and Freedmen School on Skidaway Island! My students and I have spent the past two years excavating the site and doing historical research. We are recovering pieces of the buildings and artifacts that the monks and students left behind such as medicine bottles, writing slate fragments, and harmonica fragments. While the monks left archival records in the form of documents, the African-American students left very few documents. We can learn about their lives (and the monks as well) in the archaeological record.

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