The Ponds Conservancy soon will present assorted artifacts found by archaeologists digging in the Summerville area community.

The event will be 2-4 p.m. Oct. 15 in the historic Schulz-Lotz farmhouse at 324 Hundred Oaks Parkway.

Larry James of the archaeological firm Brockington Associates will discuss the significance of the finds. There will be a reception to view all the artifacts and ask questions. The event is free but reservations are required by emailing pondsevents@associa.us or calling 843-900-8556. 

Brockington Associates began conducting archaeological investigations at The Ponds Plantation in 1995. During the past 20 years, numerous archaeological discoveries have been made, including Native American encampment sites and the ruins of the 17th century Andrew Percival plantation.

The historic property encompasses more than 3,000 acres of wilderness along an elevated bluff that overlooks the headwaters of the Ashley River.

Because of the access to the fresh water, the site has served as a home for inhabitants for thousands of years.

The Ponds Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, manages the historic home, archaeological sites, a wildlife refuge, trails and parks and supports the emerging neighborhood off U.S. Highway 17A west of Summerville. The nonprofit won a 2015 South Carolina Historic Preservation award for its stewardship of the Schultz-Lotz farmhouse.

Reach Cleve O'Quinn at 843-937-5566. Follow him on Twitter @CleveOQuinn.