Dinner and a lecture series focuses on archaeology of Savannah River Site

“The Archaeological Remains of Ghost Towns & Other Human Habitation on the Savannah River Site” will be the topic at Dinner & A Lecture at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, Monday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. The program will be presented by George Wingard, administrative manager of the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program and former field archaeologist at the nuclear facility.
In 1950, nearly 6,000 residents of the Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale areas of South Carolina were removed from their properties by eminent domain when the Atomic Energy Commission constructed the Savannah River plant, known locally as “the bomb plant.”
The state archaeological research program has documented the former towns and cemeteries and works to ensure the protection of the nearly 12,000 years of history on the property,
The lecture series features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, 5:30 – 6 p.m. The program is 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $15/$25 per member/member couple, respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/non-member couple, respectively. Call 379-3331 to make reservations. A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the lecture.

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