Archaeological Research in the Upper Portion of the Wateree Valley: Mounds, Mortars and Mysteries
Sponsored by Native American Studies Center / University of South Carolina Lancaster
Friday, October 20, 2017

Native American Studies Center at USC Lancaster
Lancaster, SC
United States

Recent donations of artifacts to the Native American Studies Center at USC Lancaster from the headwaters and confluence of Beaver Creek suggest that it is a very good candidate to study a late prehistoric period Mississippian polity and its cultural landscape from alluvial valley floor to the sandy uplands of the Beaver Creek headwaters. Mississippian period (A.D. 1000- A.D. 1600) research has been concentrated in the area of the Wateree River at and below the town of Camden in the presumed heartland and the elusive central town of the Native province of Cofitachequi, but as yet not in the part of the drainage upriver of the Wateree Dam. Please direct any questions or comments regarding the series to Brent Burgin at 803-313-7063 or Mr. Burgin welcomes suggestions and ideas for future talks and speakers.

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