Hilton Head ~ If These Walls Could Talk Lecture

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Barnwell tabby ruins

“If The Walls Could Talk” – Coastal Discovery Museum

The Coastal Discovery Museum will present Kimberly Cavanagh on November 13 at 2 pm. for this program.  The Barnwell Archaeological Research Project is a multidisciplinary endeavor at the Barnwell tabby ruins located on the north end of Hilton Head Island.  Archaeology, archival research, and geological dating analysis are being employed to answer questions from the local community concerning when the tabby structure was created, its uses through time, and the role of African and African-American enslaved laborers at this structure. This presentation will highlight information gleaned from the Phase I archaeological excavations coupled with preliminary archival research, both of which suggest the tabby ruins are older than originally thought, possibly dating to the island’s colonial period occupations.
Cavanagh is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.  A Fulbright Scholar, she holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Visual Anthropology (207) from the University of South Carolina.
Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.  The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.