DVD cover for Square Holes

The directors of the Johannes Kolb Archaeological and Education Project are pleased to announce the completion of a documentary DVD of the 2103 Field Season at the Kolb site. Directed and produced by William C. Judge, (cousin of Chris Judge) a film maker with Bodhi Leaf Productions in Apex, North Carolina our film was funded by Duke Energy, USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center, Dr. Walter F. Judge and Bodhi Leaf Productions. Bill Judge, with multiple cameras, spent the 2013 field season embedded with the archaeology team—living, eating and breathing archaeology first hand from start to finish. The DVD project was designed as a fund raising tool and for a donation of $20 we will mail a copy of the DVD to anyone, anywhere. Send a tax deductible check or money order for $20 to Diachronic Research Foundation PO Box 50394, Columbia SC 29250.

UPDATE: Public Day is canceled due to rain. Please come out next week. We’ll be on site Monday through Thursday.  

2015 Fieldwork – March 9-14, 16-20, 2015

UPDATE: Public Day is canceled due to rain. Please come out next week. We’ll be on site Monday through Thursday. Public Day March 14, 2015 from 9am to 4pm

You are invited to join us for the 19th annual field season of the Kolb Site! Help us continue the long history of archaeological investigation in the Pee Dee by volunteering or visiting the site. The two-week excavation is staffed by professional archaeologists, students, and volunteers. We’ve invited a host of historic reenactors and primitive skills demonstrators for Public Day, and kids’ activities will also be available. We look forward to seeing you at the site!

Directions to site

This Year’s Demonstrators:

We will have demonstrations of African American lifeways, leatherworking, and reenactors in addition to our demonstrations by Fuz, Scott, and Keith. The South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division (SCAPOD) will provide kids’ activities including pottery re-fit and sand stratigraphy.

Fuz Sanderson

Day long presentation focused on the interpretation of the prehistoric use of natural resources, specifically those items that do not survive the archaeological record. Demonstration includes; friction fire materials, pitch sticks, soapstone materials and other natural resources.

Keith Grenoble

Demonstrates prehistoric pottery manufacture, firing and use in cooking. Archaeological sites rarely produce whole vessels and the public interpretation of the site benefits greatly from seeing replicas of ancient pots and their use.

Scott Jones

General demonstration of primitive technologies. Demonstration will focus on interpretation of archaeological record, activities include: Flint knapping, Stone axes, Woodworking, Stone tool hafting and the Atlatl spear thrower.


SEAC Grant

In 2007 we were honored to receive a grant from The Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) to assist with our public education efforts. Our grant report can be found at the link.