Author Archives: Katherine Pemberton

About Katherine Pemberton

Katherine Pemberton is Manager of Research & Education for Historic Charleston Foundation. Her primary interests are archaeology and the history of colonial South Carolina. She is co-chair of the Mayor's Walled City Task Force which focuses on the early fortifications of Charles Town- the only English walled city in North America.

300 Years Later – A Visit by the Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury

Nick and Dinah Ashley- Cooper, the Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury toured the Lord Ashley archaeological site this spring  with historians and archaeologists from Historic Charleston Foundation, The Charleston Museum, and Charles Towne Landing.  This was the first visit to … Continue reading

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Lord Ashley Archaeology At Charles Town Landing this Saturday!


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Sorry for the Confusion!

Folks — So sorry for the confusion!  We were trying to add some Spanish translations to an additional page on the Lord Ashley blog – but unfortunately – we added the translations on top of the English language posts on … Continue reading

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Another Day in the Trenches

Steady progress is being made by the archaeologists at The Lord Ashley Site. The field school students continue to be great! Today, students uncovered another corner of the brick foundation. This makes three corners identified and the overall dimensions are … Continue reading

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Artifact Bonanza!

Okay – any archaeologist who tells you that the artifacts aren’t important or that he or she doesn’t get a thrill when something unique or interesting comes out of the ground is fibbing!  It’s true that artifacts are only one component of an … Continue reading

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Opening Day!

The Lord Ashley excavations for 2013 started this morning!  College of Charleston students laid out four units for exploration.  The locations for these squares were selected based what was found by archaeologists in 2009 and 2011 and based on the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Lord Ashley Site!

Our next archaeological field season is just around the corner (and this blog is a way for YOU to be a part of it as it is happening!  Join this blog by clicking on “Follow blog via e-mail” (to the … Continue reading

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