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drayton hall plantation research on enslaved pottery charleston sc
African American history, Archaeology, Art, Breaking News, Research

In a collaborative effort between Southeastern archaeologists, Drayton Hall (Charleston, SC) Wexler Curatorial Fellow Corey Heyward is identifying ways to recognize West African potting traditions on locally made, low-fired ceramics…

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Donnelly foundation supprt Drayton HAll
African American history, Archaeology

  We are very pleased and thankful today to announce that the Wexler Curatorial Fellowship in Archaeology at Drayton Hall has been joined in support by the Gaylord and Dorothy…

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Archaeology, Architecture, Landscape, New Facilities, Preservation

Test your Drayton Hall knowledge with this quick “Did You Know” on Drayton Hall created by our curators. How many did you already know? Drayton Hall was owned by seven…

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Colonoware Drayton Hall Collections Charleston SC
African American history, Archaeology

Pictured: 18th century colonoware bowl with crenulated rim emulating an English-made Staffordshire slipware bowl. Drayton Hall Archaeological Collection.  Artifact spotlight: Colonoware Only a small portion of the material culture in…

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Archaeology, Architecture, Collections, The Shop at Drayton Hall

The new Shop at Drayton Hall has become a favorite place to buy gifts for history buffs, historians, and hosts and hostesses. In our new Online Shop, you’ll find beautifully…

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Archaeology, Architecture, Collections, Conservation, New Facilities

Small metal objects are usually the most difficult artifacts to identify in our archaeological collection. It often takes some super sleuthing and a lot of research to figure out the…

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