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Edgefield Pottery | Go For It

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Experience the history and charm of this small, Southern town as Devyn attempts to delve into its celebrated ceramics
The Ring People
Episode 5

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Scientists discover the tools, pottery and decorative items left behind forty centuries ago.
The Ring People
Episode 4

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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.
The Ring People
Episode 7

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The Big Dig. Archaeologists investigate Pockoy Island with a large team of scientists, field school students and volunteers.
The Ring People
Episode 8

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Archaeologists discuss how these rings may have been used and why they were abandoned.
The Ring People
Episode 1

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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
Episode 2

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At Spanish Mount, a shell midden near Fig Island, archaeologists investigate the footways of ancient indigenous Americans.
The Ring People
Episode 3

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The center of these shell rings, called plazas, hold important clues to how these rings were used.