The 2nd archaeological field season is about to begin at the Lord Ashley Site along the upper reaches of the Ashley River. This important site was the fortified plantation and Native American trading outpost of Anthony Ashley Cooper, one of the eight original Lords Proprietors of Carolina. It was actively used for just a decade, 1675-1685.
This summer- students and professors with the College of Charleston’s Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology are joined by archaeologists from the Charleston Museum and staff from Historic Charleston Foundation to undertake three weeks of excavations at the site. This work has been generously funded by MWV and it provides us another wonderful opportunity to learn more about colonial South Carolina. The site is privately owned and not accessible to the public – but you CAN take part though their blog!