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.
In this talk, Dr. Jon Marcoux presents some of the research he has conducted using the pottery collections from The Charleston Museum. He will discuss how archaeologists gain insights about human behavior and culture through the study of artifacts. In doing so, he will show how these rather mundane objects play into the grander historical process of colonialism.
Jon Bernard Marcoux is the director of the Clemson University Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. Marcoux’s research focuses on early colonial interactions between Native Americans, enslaved Africans, and Europeans in the southeastern United States. He has published two books and numerous articles and book chapters exploring the ways that Cherokees, Savannahs, and other Native American groups negotiated the social and political turmoil caused by European colonialism. He is currently engaged in a project involving colonial sites in and around Charleston. The project’s goal is to characterize how Native Americans, enslaved Africans, and Europeans materialized their identities through architecture, pottery manufacture, foodways, and other detritus of daily life.
Registration is encouraged. This lecture is FREE for Members and FREE for the public. ***SUGGESTED DONATION $10***
Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 235.
09/28/2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Bookings are closed for this event.