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Archaeologists study clues found in the designs of artifacts, just like a fingerprint, to learn more about their creators.
3D Technology in the Field of Archaeology
Technology in the field of archaeology is expanding to include virtual reality, offering 3D digital views of cultural heritage artifacts and locations.
2021 SCDNR Summer Internships: Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
Attention college students: SCDNR Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries internship opportunities have been announced.
The Diamondback Terrapin
There are many different species of turtles, from the small box turtle to the larger-size softshell turtle. The unique diamondback terrapin prefers brackish water, and it is also a “high priority” species in South Carolina and nearby states.
SCDNR Fisheries Intern Learns How to Raise and Stock Trout
SCDNR intern Sarah Armstrong shares how her interest in fisheries genetic research led to a summer job at the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery in Mountain Rest, where she helped raise thousands of brown, brook and rainbow trout on a day-to-day basis.
South Carolina Envirothon: Update
South Carolina Envirothon State Champions – Spartanburg High School A Team – virtually participated in the international National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Envirothon Competition during the last week of July 2021. They won 3rd place out of 41 competing teams from United States, Canada and China!
Preparing Vessels for a Traveling Exhibit
During the summer of 2021, S.C. Department of Natural Resources archaeology interns helped to prepare an exciting exhibit of more than three hundred pottery vessels representing different periods in South Carolina history. The exhibit explores the tradition, function and history of these handmade treasures.
To cast a rod and catch a fish on an evening such as this was to be reminded, in the paraphrased words of my brother Hampton, that though the play of nature and life continues on all around us, for a brief moment I was allowed the privilege of connecting with it through line and lure, joining in the performance.
Meet the 2021 SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries Interns
SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries Division Interns
Reconstructing Pottery from the Pockoy Island Shell Rings
Ceramic artifacts are highly valued by archaeologists because they can tell us a great deal about past peoples. Learn how archaeologists at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources use digital modeling to create a more precise image of the size and shape of pottery vessels used by native Americans thousands of years ago.