Celebrate the landing of Jean Ribaut

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The Beaufort County Historical Society, in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the landing of Jean Ribaut, will present SCIAA member and archaeologist Dr. Chester DePratter at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off Meridian Road on Lady’s Island at noon on Thursday, May 17. DePratter’s power point discussion will address the archaeological survey and dig at Charlesfort. Come hear and see what was underground and what has learned about the fortifications on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
DePratter earned his doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in anthropology from the University of Georgia. He continues to work on a variety of Native American sites, primarily in South Carolina and Georgia, and has written numerous articles on prehistoric archaeology, exploration routes of Spanish explorers and the early European presence in the southeastern United States.
Also, don’t miss The Goliards perform at The Shed on Paris Avenue in Port Royal at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, with harpsichord, instruments and music of the era of Jean Ribaut. The concert is also presented by Beaufort County Historical Society.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.com.

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