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“Dave the Potter” documentary this Thursday

Read more about the documentary, including an interview with Archaeologist George Wingard, in Jessica Leigh Lebos’ article in the Connect Savannah.

WHAT: Digging Savannah is hosting a screening of the documentary “Discovering Dave– Spirit Captured in Clay” about the literate slave potter Dave who worked in South Carolina’s Edgefield District. A Q&A with the filmmaker and archaeologist George Wingard will follow the film.

WHERE: Armstrong State University, Student Union Ballrooms

WHEN: January 22, 2015 at 6pm (this Thursday)

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Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay

We are excited to announce the documentary, Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay, is coming to Armstrong on January 22 at 6pm. Scrapbook Video Productions and the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program produced this historical documentary film about Dave, a literate slave potter from the Edgefield District of South Carolina. Dave’s pots and jars give us a unique and rare opportunity to learn more about Dave as an individual as well as South Carolina’s Edgefield District potteries. The film has been snapping up awards left and right. Don’t miss it! Our screening will be January 22 at 6pm on the second floor of Armstrong’s Student Union Center. Click here for more detailed information in our press release.

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Dr. David Hurst Thomas Archaeology Lecture this Thursday!

November 6
Distinguished archaeologist Dr. David Hurst Thomas will be speaking about his work on St. Catherines Island. Encompassing nearly 40 years of work, Dr. Thomas has excavated Native American sites 5,000 years old through to the 16th century Spanish mission, Santa Catalina de Guale. Bishop Hartmayer will introduce Dr. Thomas and speak about the importance of archaeology and the Spanish mission site. The lecture will take place at Benedictine Military School at 6pm. Many thanks to our co-sponsor, the Catholic Diocese of Savannah.

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Digging Savannah Events for Fall 2014

Upcoming Digging Savannah Events for the Fall of 2014:

October 25
Walking Tour of Downtown Savannah: Savannah is famous for its beautiful historic downtown, but the ground beneath your feet is just as historic. Learn about the unseen and forgotten archaeology sites. The tour starts at the flagpole at Battlefield Park (next the railroad museum) at 3pm. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com.

November 1
Skidaway Island Guided Hike: Spanning more than 5,000 years of history and prehistory, the park’s archaeology sites give us the opportunity to trace Skidaway Island’s past from Late Archaic Native Americans to the 20th centuryThe hike starts at the Big Ferry Trail head at 3pm and is $10 per person (this includes your park pass) or free for Friends of Georgia State Parks members. Buy tickets or RSVP at Eventbrite.com.

November 6
Distinguished archaeologist Dr. David Hurst Thomas will be speaking about his work on St. Catherines Island. Encompassing nearly 40 years of work, Dr. Thomas has excavated Native American sites 5,000 years old through to the 16th century Spanish mission, Santa Catalina de Guale. Bishop Hartmayer will introduce Dr. Thomas and speak about the importance of archaeology and the Spanish mission site. The lecture will take place at Benedictine Military School at 6pm.
Many thanks to our co-sponsor, the Catholic Diocese of Savannah.

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Davenport House Museum Archaeology

The Davenport House has two public archaeology events coming up! The first is a workshop and the second is an excavation in the museum’s backyard. Details are below. Please note that you need to rsvp to help at the dig. Both activities are an extra credit opportunity for Ms. Seifert’s Introduction to Archaeology class (ANTH 3820).

Participate in an Archaeology Project at the Davenport House

Who:  Davenport House Museum and The Lamar Institute

What:  Archaeology Workshop- Learn about the evidence found from a Ground Penetrating Radar analysis as well as general practices/techniques and plans for the evacuations at the DH.  There will be hands-on activities!

When:  Wednesday, January 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where:  Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street

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What:  Archaeological Excavation

When: Saturday, January 18 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sign-up to help in one hour increments.

Where:  Davenport House Museum – Courtyard Garden, 324 E. State Street

Details:  The Davenport House is conducting an archaeological project to learn more about history of its property – Lots 13 and 14 in Columbia Ward. The community is invited to participate in the workshop and excavation at the Davenport House.

Call to learn more and to reserve a place.  912/236-8097
info@davenporthousemuseum.org

Dan Elliott of the LAMAR Institute supervises archaeologists collecting ground penetrating radar data during the Savannah Under Fire Project in Lafayette Square, 2009.

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