History Uncovered at The Ponds: A presentation of archaeological artifacts from digs in the community

Over the years, archaeologists digging at The Ponds have uncovered all manner of artifacts. Join us on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. in the historic Schulz-Lotz Farmhouse as Larry James of Brockington Associates discusses the significance of  them. Following the presentation, guests are invited to remain for a reception to view all the treasures and ask questions. There is no charge to attend. Due to limited space, reservations are required and can be made by via email to [email protected] or via phone call to 843.900.8556. The event, presented by The Ponds Conservancy, takes place at the historically significant Schulz-Lotz Farmhouse at The Ponds, 324 Hundred Oaks Pkwy, Summerville, SC 29483.

Brockington Associates began conducting archaeological investigations at The Ponds Plantation in 1995. Over the past twenty years, these investigations have uncovered numerous archaeological discoveries documenting a wide range of sites from Native American encampments to the ruins of the seventeenth century Andrew Percival plantation. The historic property encompasses over 3,000 acres of wilderness along an elevated bluff that overlooks the headwaters of the Ashley River. Because of the access to the fresh water, the available landscape has been called a home for inhabitants for thousands of years. This talk presents a closer examination of the materials, features, and overall archaeological footprint that has been left behind.

This presentation, held in October is made to increase awareness of SC Archaeology Month which is coordinated by the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. Events and programs are offered during the observance by dedicated professionals, avocation lists, and organizations in order to bring our state’s prehistoric and historic past to life for all ages.

The Ponds Conservancy, a not-for-profit community organization, is a component of The Ponds community. The Conservancy manages and guards the historic home, important archaeological sites and more 1,000 acres of open space as well as a wildlife refuge, National Register of Historic Places eligible archaeological sites, walking and running trails, and parks at The Ponds community where Kolter Homes is the developer and builder.

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