Ring People

Forty centuries ago, Native Americans left their mark on the landscape of coastal South Carolina. Today, archaeologists from South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), a dozen universities and the National Park Service search for clues to our earliest-known coastal dwellers. The story takes viewers to remote sites as scientists discover the ancient South Carolinians who built monumental rings of shell.

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The Ring People - CHAPTER 1 | SCDNR
The Ring People - CHAPTER 1 | SCDNR

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Fig island is the largest most complex shell structure known. It’s a trio of rings constructed with oyster shell by American Indians some 4,000 years ago. Fig Island has National Landmark status. Now...
The Ring People - CHAPTER 4  | SCDNR
The Ring People - CHAPTER 4 | SCDNR

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12,000 years ago, the beach was 70 miles from Charleston. Visit the modern-day salt marsh - one of the most important ecosystems on the planet.

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