Marcoux to discuss results of summer field school
Dr. Jon Marcoux, assistant professor of cultural and historic preservation, will discuss the preliminary results of Salve Regina’s 2013 archeological field season in a presentation scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30.
“A Plantation on His Own Land in Carolina: The Archaeology of Lord Ashley’s St. Giles Kussoe” will be held at 4 p.m. in the McKillop Library. Light refreshments will be served.
Last summer, Marcoux and five Salve Regina students – Melissa Andrade ’14, Alison Cutter ’14, Jillian Diffendaffer ’14, Sigourney Faul ’15 and Shannon Salome ’15 – spent a month at the site of St. Giles Kussoe, one of the earliest plantations in the Carolina colony (circa 1674-1685).
Marcoux will discuss the discovery of what could be the oldest intact brick foundation in the Carolinas, the search for a suspected defensive moat surrounding the site, evidence for trade with Native American groups, and various artifacts associated with the daily lives of Europeans, enslaved Africans and resident Native American traders.