Volunteers

Volunteers:

Announcements

The Kolb Site Project (17th Season) will be from March 11-22, 2013. We will be on site from 9am to 4pm every day. Walk on visitors are welcome, but contact Chris Judge by e-mail: Judgec@mailbox.sc.edu to arrange special tours (school groups for instance).

The Public Day will be on March 16th,2013, 8:30 – 4:00.

DAYTRIPPERS: We meet at The Mechanicsville Fish Camp (formerly The Country Corner and Weatherfords Country Store) 2500 Cashua Ferry Rd, Darlington, SC 29532-8651 in Mechanicsville, in Darlington County, South Carolina at about 7:15 am each morning then it is about a 10 minute vehicle trip to the site. We work until 4:00 pm.

Directions:
Note:

From I-95 South and North:

1.    Exit I-95 at exit 164 at Hwy 52 (Florence/Darlington). Head towards Florence.

2.    At the first traffic light (after the interstate interchange) turn left onto North Cashua Dr. (between a Raceway gas station and Discount Cigarette Store).

3.    At next intersection take a left onto South Charleston Rd/State Road s-16-35.

4.    Follow South Charleston Rd/State Road s-16-35 to Hwy 34 (Cashua Ferry Rd), which is third cross road (approximately 8 miles).

5.    Cross Hwy 34 onto North Charleston Rd. and go about 1.5 miles.

6.    Turn right onto the preserve road just after the Wildlife Viewing sign (tan binoculars on brown background) There will be a double gate (likely to be open) and on the gate will be a sign for the Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve.

7.    Follow the preserve road (dirt/gravel road) about three miles. Continue through several year old timber harvest clear cut. Kolb Site is located about a mile beyond clear cut.

From downtown Darlington:

1.          Take Hwy 34 (Cashua Ferry Rd) traveling northeast approximately 7.8 miles to intersection of North Charleston Rd (on the left) and South Charleston Rd. /State Road s-16-35 (on the right).

2.         Turn left onto North Charleston Rd. and go about 1.5 miles.

3.         Turn right onto the preserve road just after the Wildlife Viewing sign (tan binoculars on brown background) There will be a double gate (likely to be open) and on the gate will be a sign for the Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve.

4.         Follow the preserve road (dirt/gravel road) about three miles. Continue through several year old timber harvest clear cut. Kolb Site is located about a mile beyond clear cut.

Expectations

We consider the Kolb site a learning site. Volunteers range in skill level from beginners to advanced. We take the time to teach you how archaeology is done and all volunteers do archaeological work while they are here. We expect volunteers to have a strong preservation ethic. We feel that you must have a strong preservation ethic so you can pass it along to other visitors to the site. You should also be willing to deal with all types of conditions (some years it snows, other years it is hot, and we’ve had everything in between). You will also be working with a group of other volunteers and staff, so the ability to work well with others is preferable. And last but not least, we work at the Kolb site. We dig, we screen, we wash artifacts on rainy days, so if you want to come and volunteer, be ready to work.