12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek
1120 Fort Congaree Trail
Cayce, SC 29033
Each fall the Archaeology Society of South Carolina sponsors a free gathering of archaeologists, prehistoric and historic skills demonstrators, story tellers, and others, who present how the people of South Carolina's distant and recent pasts experienced their daily lives through work, play, food, and community.
This year our Annual Fall Field Day event will take place on September 29th in Cayce at the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek! Come visit us if you've ever wanted to learn how stone tools and pottery were made, to try throwing an atl-atl, or if you are interested in learning about active archaeological excavations occurring in our state!
Current list of demonstrators:
Fuz Sanderson, wilderness and Earthskills instructor
Scott Jones, early technology and lifeways (Media Prehistoria)
SC DNR Heritage Trust Program
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism - Archaeology
South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology - Maritime Division
Native American Studies Center
Artifact Identification with Chris Judge
Food provided by Los Chicanos Food Truck.
Featuring tours by members of the 12,000 Year History Park!
(NEW) Schedule of Events
10:00 AM Civil War Battlefield Tour
10:15 AM Fire Demonstration with Fuz Sanderson
10:45 AM 12,000 Years of History with Scott Jones
11:45 AM Archaeological Tour of the Fort Congaree Site with James Stewart, Archaeologist
12:00 PM Fire Demo with Fuz Sanderson
1:15 PM Intro to Photogrammetry with Josh Chaplin
2:00 PM Native American Lifeways Tour
Tours will meet at the entrance of the park.