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Historic preservation students’ field study finding presented in McKillop talk

NEWPORT, R.I. – Jon Marcoux, assistant professor of cultural and historic preservation, will discuss the preliminary results of Salve Regina’s 2013 archeological field season at the site of St. Giles Kussoe during a presentation he will give today at McKillop Library.

Free and open to the public, Marcoux will present: “A Plantation on His Own Land in Carolina: The Archaeology of Lord Ashley’s St. Giles Kussoe” at 4 p.m. in the library.

Last summer, Marcoux and five Salve Regina students – Melissa Andrade ’14, Alison Cutter ’14, Jillian Diffendaffer ’14, Sigourney Faul ’15 and Shannon Salome ’15 – spent a month at the site of St. Giles Kussoe, one of the earliest plantations in the Carolina colony (circa 1674-1685).

Marcoux will discuss the discovery of what could be the oldest intact brick foundation in the Carolinas, the search for a suspected defensive moat surrounding the site, evidence for trade with Native American groups, and various artifacts associated with the daily lives of Europeans, enslaved Africans and resident Native American traders.