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Category: Archaeology


Archaeology, Fieldwork, Preservation, Research

During the 18th century, wax seals were frequently used in the Lowcountry to close, mark, and authenticate important documents such as legal records. In practice, a small portion of melted…

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Archaeology, Preservation, Research

Read below for an interesting article on the ongoing mystery of the Drayton Hall colonnade by Post and Courier writer Robert Behre…… Drayton’s colonnade still poses much mystery By Robert…

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Archaeology, Collections, Preservation, Research

Many of you may know that Drayton Hall is internationally acclaimed for its architecture and remarkable state of preservation. The main house, flanker buildings, garden house, privy and the 19th…

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Archaeology, Collections, Fieldwork, Internships, Preservation, Uncategorized

“My name is Madeline Graham; I am a rising senior in the Historic Preservation Department at the College of Charleston interning with Drayton Hall’s Preservation Department. Each day is filled…

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Archaeology, Education, Uncategorized

Today, Colonial Carolina camper-historians learned about archaeology.  Our very own Archaeologist, Sarah Stroud, displayed actual artifacts from on-site excavations.  Ranging from different ceramics to dolls and lead shot, these artifacts demonstrate…

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Archaeology, Education

If you would like to see some photogrpahs from the first Preservation Wednesday program, visit our Flickr site.  Many thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers who participated and helped…

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