The Archaeological Society of South Carolina Presents Fall Field Day

By: Casey Robinson on Oct 4, 2013 | Categories: General, Athletics, Academic, Clubs, Open House, Summer Programs

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The Archaeological Society of South Carolina Presents Fall Field Day


Each fall the ASSC sponsors a gathering of archaeologists, primitive skills demonstrators, story tellers, and others to show how people of the past coped with their daily lives. What was it like to live in a time without smart phones, cable TV, cars, or even a refrigerator? Imagine not being able to go to the grocery store to get food, and not being able to twist the tap to get water. Up until about a hundred years ago everyone who lived in what we now call South Carolina had to get everything they needed from the environment around them. Like nice clothes? Gather the material and make them your self! Want to eat? Go out and find some food. Tired? Make a shelter or get wet.

At Fall Field Day demonstrators Scott Jones and Sean Taylor will show how to make and use stone tools. The Edisto singers will drum and dance to traditional Native American music. Catawba potter Keith “Little Bear” Brown will show how to make pottery and tell traditional stories. Terry James will talk about the lives of African American share croppers in the late 19th century. Fuz Sanderson will show how to make fire without matches. Jason Smith will show how settlers lived in the 1760s. USC Professor Leland Ferguson will lead a tour of the Ft. Watson Indian Mound at 1pm.