Heritage at Risk : South Carolina Archaeology Month, October 2019 : Pockoy Island

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Herron, Tammy
Gaillard, Meg
Smith, Karen
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
University of South Carolina. Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
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2019-08-13
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South Carolina Archaeology Month--Posters , Pockoy Island Shell Rings (Edisto Island, S.C.) , Historic preservation--South Carolina--Edisto Island--Posters , Shell rings--South Carolina--Edisto Island--Posters , Flood damage prevention--South Carolina--Edisto Island--Posters , Archaeology--South Carolina--Edisto Island--Posters
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Heritage at Risk : Pockoy Island
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This poster is one of four posters within the 2019 South Carolina Archaeology Month Heritage at Risk poster series. Within the Southeastern United States, more than 19,000 recorded archaeological sites will be submerged by the end of the 21st century with a 1-meter rise in sea level. Pockoy Island Shell Rings (38CH2533) is a 4,300-year-old site located on Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve, a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) managed area on Edisto Island. Pockoy is experiencing a rapid rate of erosion — about 15.5 meters per year. It is because of this threat that Pockoy and other sites are considered examples of Heritage at Risk — a global term used to define cultural resources threatened by natural and human impacts. More information about how you can join the global movement to excavate, document, and analyze Heritage at Risk sites before they are lost can be found at http://heritagetrust.dnr.sc.gov/.
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South Carolina State Library
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Records, documents, and information made available by the agencies of the South Carolina state government or its subdivisions are the property of the people of the state of South Carolina. Therefore, according to U.S. copyright law, the South Carolina State Library considers these items to be in the public domain (see Title 17, U.S.C.).
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