Johannes Kolb Archaeology & Education Project

The Kolb Site has hosted many school groups through the years. Students of all ages can help archaeologists. Archaeologist Nicole Isenbarger demonstrates Colonial era cooking techniques at the 2014 Kolb Public Day During Public Day, kids of all ages have an opportunity to decorate small clay pots, break them, and glue them back together as archaeologists would in a lab.

Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve, Darlington County

(A 2,725-acre preserve in Darlington County owned and managed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.)


March 7-12, 2016

Public Day: March 12, 2016


Open 9am to 4pm daily

Whether you've been with us since the beginning or are interested in your first field visit, you are invited to join us during the 20th and final season of the Johannes Kolb Archaeology and Education Project at the Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve in Darlington County, SC.

Help us celebrate two decades of archaeological investigation in the Pee Dee by volunteering or visiting the site. The one-week excavation is staffed by students, volunteers, and professional archaeologists. Don't forget to schedule your group visit in advance. We look forward to seeing you at the site!

Groups wishing to visit may contact Meg Gaillard, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Heritage Trust archaeologist, at 803-528-1455 or by e-mail at

Directions to the preserve

Johannes Kolb Archaeology Dig
Photograph courtesy of Chris Judge