South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

A Second Student has Arrived in the Lab

Andrew arrived at 10:45am.  I have him conducting the next step in the process–rebagging the artifacts that were washed on Weds. and were left to dry for 48 hours.  We have purchased 4 mil ziplock bags of all sizes from 2×3 inches on up to 12 x15 inches.  Just yesterday $300 worth of bags shipped overnight to Columbia, SC. These bags fit the standards for permanent curation established by the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina.  Each artifact type gets its own bag. Eventually the Kolb Site artifacts will be curated in perpetuity at the Institute… for $200 per bankers box.  Remember in an earlier post I said we had 600 plus boxes.  If you do the math don’t tell me just send me some money!

SC Archaeology Month features the Kolb Site

Every year the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology sponsors a statewide educational outreach called South Carolina Archaeology Month in October.  This year it will feature the Kolb Site.  So I am editing and compiling articles and images for a poster.

I will be conducting a lecture tour throughout the state in October. Today I am on the phone and email making some final arrangements for the tour.

Our 2011 Theme:  Making Artifacts Talk:  Archaeology and Education at the Johannes Kolb Site

For more see– http://www.cas.sc.edu/sciaa/archmonth2011.html