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Archaeological digs help answer questions about Charleston’s history that documentary records alone cannot provide. Unlike history, which relies primarily upon written records and documents to interpret primarily the lives of the elite and literate, archaeology allows us to explore the lives of everyday people through analysis of the things they made and left behind.

HCF Pushes for Archaeology Ordinance

Pictured above: This site on King Street was once the North city gate where Charles Town surrendered to the British in 1780. Before construction began, an enormous hole was dug…

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