The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Christopher Judge on Native Americans of South Carolina on Saturday, July 29th, at 1:00 PM Judge is the director of the Native American Studies Center at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster, where he teaches courses in anthropology, archaeology and Native American studies. After earning his bachelor's and master degrees in anthropology from USC-Columbia, he has devoted his life to the study of Native Americans in South Carolina.
Judge is active in many archeological and anthropology organizations, including the Native American Advisory Committee and South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. In 2006, he joined the faculty at USC-Lancaster, and helped build the newly formed Native American studies program. He was appointed assistant director of Native American studies at USCL in 2007.
By 2012, Judge served as building supervisor for the 15,000 square foot Native American Studies Center that houses galleries, special collections, archives, archaeology, Catawba language and folklore labs and classrooms. He also runs a public archaeology at the Native Americans Studies Center teaching on Thursdays from 3 -7 p.m. where they invite volunteer members of the public of all ages to wash and sort artifacts recovered from the Kolb site