Excavations at the Johannes Kolb Archaeology Dig Site
Johannes Kolb Archaeology & Education Project
The 17th Annual Johannes Kolb Archaeology and Education Project will be March 11-16 and March 18-22 at Great Pee Dee Heritage Preserve, a 2,725-acre preserve in Darlington County owned and managed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
On Saturday, March 16, from 9am to 4pm, the public is invited to tour the excavations at the Johannes Kolb Site. There will be a host of demonstrators at the site for the March 16 public day. Numerous time periods when people lived at the Kolb site will be represented including: 18th century Native Americans and European colonists; late 19th century African-American sharecroppers; and demonstrations of primitive skills (stone tools, friction fire and aboriginal cookery).
Excavations will take place at the site on March 11-16, 18-22. Someone will be on site every day from 9am until 4pm to talk with students and visitors. School groups wishing to visit may contact Sean Taylor, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Heritage Trust archaeologist, at 803.734.3753 in Columbia or by e-mail at TaylorS@dnr.sc.gov.