A Lecture on Unknown Graves in Downtown Charleston Will be Presented by Dr. Eric Poplin
This fascinating topic will be discussed as part of the Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Dinner and a Lecture series, sponsored by Audi Hilton Head.
"This lecture series is a great resource for information on the history of the Lowcountry,"
Last year, the city of Charleston began excavations for a planned expansion of the Gailliard Auditorium when scores of human remains were uncovered. Dr. Poplin was asked to step in to recover the remains and provide an explanation for who these people were and why they were buried there.
Poplin brought in a team of archaeologists to exhume the remains, being careful to keep from desecrating or destroying them. Dr. Poplin will speak about securing the remains and overseeing re-internment, as well as the research and analysis of the remains and accompanying artifacts that may give a clue as to who these individuals were and how they came to be interred at that site.
A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception will take place from 5:30-6 p.m., with the lecture taking place from 6-7 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a Q-and-A session with the audience. Those attending are invited to a three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill, which will cost $19 per person.
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Sponsor Audi Hilton Head is hoping a sellout for the Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Dinner and Lecture series.
Audi Hilton Head is part of the New River Auto Mall. New River Auto Mall, LLC owns 9 dealerships featuring 15 franchises, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, and Volkswagen. In addition to vehicle sales, the New River Auto Mall features a state-of-the-