The Kolb Site
The Johannes Kolb site, 38DA75, is on a cut off meander of the Great Pee Dee River near Mechanicsville in Darlington County. Johannes Kolb was a settler on South Carolina's frontier in the 1730s, but people have hunted, foraged, and farmed this land from about 12,000 years BP to the early 20th century. The collaborative project with the SC Department of Natural Resources and University of South Carolina Lancaster actively involved students and volunteers in all aspects of the research. Public education, which included living history demonstrations like flintknapping, pottery firing, and Catawba Indian fishing techniques, was an important component of the research process.