Monthly Archives: June 2010

Week 4, Day 2 – Chris McHugh

We survived the thunderous, lightning filled night that caused Dr. Ward to float in her tent. Then we began the day by breaking into our new excavation teams and getting the water off our units. We worked hard throughout the … Continue reading

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Winners of the Mermaid Prize!

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Week 4, Day 1 — Meghan Mumford

Today was the first day of our last week out camping. We began our day with an interesting lesson on dendrochronology, which is the study of tree rings as a reflection of the environment, and how it is useful to … Continue reading

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River Raft Madness: Archaeology takes the Mermaid Prize

Conway’s annual Riverfest included a build-your-own raft contest organized by our good friend Adam Emrick of the Horry County Planning Commission (he joined us for ground penetrating radar work in our second week). So when Adam told us about it … Continue reading

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Week 3, Day 5 — Jess Hendrix

Today was our last day working at Brookgreen Gardens.  We had a guest speaker join us today, Mr. Robert Sollott. He reconstructs historic homes and buildings, so he has a great deal of knowledge about old brick foundations and the … Continue reading

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Week 3, Day 4 — Allison Varriale

Today we were once again working at Brookgreen Gardens. The day started off a little bit strangely. As soon as we were all gathered in the parking lot outside the Lowcountry Center, Dr. Dillian told us that Jess was going … Continue reading

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Week 3, Day 3 — Lindsey Weirich

Today we all made our way to Brookgreen Gardens, home to acres and acres of rice fields and wildlife.  In the past the land was a plantation called The Oaks which included a “slave street”, separated from the plantation house … Continue reading

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