Forty centuries ago, an ancient group of people left their mark on the landscape of coastal South Carolina. Today, archaeologists from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, a dozen universities and the National Park Service search for clues about our earliest-known coastal dwellers. Perhaps our best clue to who they were is the many rings of shell they left behind. Whether the shells were placed deliberately or merely discarded into a midden is unknown, but “The Ring People” visits these rings, along with other remote sites, as scientists strive to understand more about these people and their place in our story.
Length: 30 mins.
Director: Anthony Koelker
Distributor: Koelker & Associates