The 2018 Conference theme is “Defense and Trade,” a statement that describes colonial Charleston’s struggle to balance a solidly-defended harbor against a town open and accessible for trans-Atlantic trade. The tours explore the defenses of the city through the 18th and 19th centuries. Papers may focus on any or all aspects of this broad theme, and presentations on all forms of current research in historical archaeology are welcome.
To present a 15-minute paper or bring a poster for display, please send at title and 150-word abstract to Martha Zierden by July 1. Thematic sessions are welcome, but abstracts for the session must be grouped together.