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Savannah River Archaeological Research Program


Web Series

This page is part of an ongoing project where the SRARP highlights various artifacts and discoveries encountered throughout the course of our work.

 

This short films follows the discovery of a small, nondescript bottle discovered during an archaeological survey through the process of analyzing and curation.

Life of An Artifact from George Wingard on Vimeo.


 

More Life of an Artifact: Episode 1 from George Wingard on Vimeo.

This short video discusses the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP) and the Alkaline Glazed, Edgefield Pottery Jar discovered and excavated by the SRARP. This is the first episode of this series.


 

More Life of an Artifact - Episode 2 from George Wingard on Vimeo.

In this episode, the artifact discussed is an "acquisition tag" used to help delineate the nearly 15,000 standing structures need to be moved or razed in order to build the Savanah River Site


 

 

 

Life of an Artifact - Episode 3 from George Wingard on Vimeo.

Dr. Chris Moore discusses an interesting, very rare, and extremely old artifact found here on the Savannah River Site.


 

 

 

Life of an Artifact Episode 4 from George Wingard on Vimeo.

In this episode assistant curator Haley Grant discusses parts of a porcelain doll found during a mid 1980's excavation.


 

Life of an Artifact Episode 5 from George Wingard on Vimeo.

George Wingard describes the town of Ellenton's Ordinance Book - a collection of rules and laws that govern a community.


 

 

Life of an Artifact Episode 6 from George Wingard on Vimeo.

Dr. Keith Stephenson discusses a prehistoric pottery sherd from the SRARP's extensive collection.


 

 

 

Life of an Artifact Episode 7 from George Wingard on Vimeo.

In this episode assistant curator Haley Grant discusses a coin found during one of the SRARP's excavations.


Rural Postal Route Book from George Wingard on Vimeo.

Episode 8. This short film describes an early Rural Postal Route Book donated to the SRARP by the Heath Family and its importance in understanding the early landscape and inhabitants of the former community of Hawthorne.


More Life of an Artifact: Episode 9; Cache of Points from George Wingard on Vimeo.

Episode 9. This video describes a cache of prehistoric projectile points discovered on the Savannah River Site in the fall of 2019.


Episode 10: Tobacco Tin Tags from George Wingard on Vimeo.

Episode 10. This short video discusses the excavation at Bush Hill Plantation, located on the Savannah River Site, and a particularly interesting set of artifacts - Tobacco Tin Tags.


EPISODE 11 TEA SET from George Wingard on Vimeo.

In this episode, assistant curator Haley Milner discusses a small tea set discovered during archaeological survey.


Episode 12 from George Wingard on Vimeo.

In this short video SRARP volunteer Mr. George Heath helps us to identify an unusual artifact.