Larry James Presents Brockington Research on The Ponds Plantation

On October 15, 2017, Larry James, an Archaeologist with our Charleston office, presented “Archaeology Through The Ages: The Ponds Plantation, Summerville, Dorchester County, South Carolina” to attendees of the Ponds Conservancy lecture series.

Brockington 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. Access to this fresh water source has drawn inhabitants to the surrounding landscape for thousands of years. Mr. James’ talk presented a closer examination of the materials, features, and overall archaeological footprint that these inhabitants left behind.

This talk in the Conservancy’s lecture series was presented in conjunction with South Carolina Archaeology Month.

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