Allendale and the Topper Site

Allendale, South Carolina

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University of South Carolina Salkehatchie

The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie Library on the West Campus hosts an exhibit on an archaeological site that has drawn interest from around the world.

The exhibit “Searching for our Beginnings: Public Archaeology at the Topper Site” features stone tools made by people long ago in a place very near. The research gets worldwide attention from scholars and the news media because it shows that people were in the Americas 50,000 years ago.  That’s a radical idea because the prevailing opinion was that people first came to the Americas about 13,000 years ago.

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Along with the history of the archeology digs along the Savannah River, the town is the county seat of Allendale County.  Travelers through South Carolina can easily find this small community by exiting I26 or the I95.

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Happy Travels 🙂


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