Archaeology at The Charleston Museum: Past, Present, and Future with Martha Zierden

Archaeology at The Charleston Museum: Past, Present, and Future with Martha Zierden

In celebration of long-time Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden’s distinguished career, The Charleston Museum is pleased to host a three-part fall lecture series, featuring noted scholars in the field of archaeology. This special series will include Dr. Jon Marcoux, Director of Graduate Programs in Historic Preservation, Clemson University, discussing the connections between Indigenous and African communities as discovered through Charleston’s colonial period pottery, Dr. Elizabeth Reitz, Professor of Anthropology and Zooarchaeologist at the University of Georgia, speaking on the colonial cattle economy of Carolina, and Ms. Martha Zierden addressing the past, present, and future of archaeology at The Charleston Museum.

The Charleston Museum’s 250th Anniversary special exhibition presents the history of the Museum’s archaeological research, highlighting important projects from the past seven decades. The collections on exhibit are also the subject of new studies by outside researchers, using methods ranging from C14 dating to stable isotope analysis. Such pathbreaking studies are the reason to curate archaeological collections. Join Curator Martha Zierden for a history of past excavations and new discoveries.

Registration is encouraged.  This lecture is FREE for Members and FREE for the public. ***SUGGESTED DONATION $10***

Light reception and wine selections available for purchase from Love and Bunches Mobile Wine Bar.

Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 235.


11/09/2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403


Bookings are closed for this event.

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