StoryMap: The Last Rice River
Exploring the transformation of nearly a quarter million acres on the state’s rivers for rice agriculture, this new StoryMap chronicles the development of the crop that created the wealthiest families in America and coastal prisons for thousands of enslaved laborers.
StoryMaps is a new approach to content creation using a variety of media assets - video, archival images, text, graphics and maps - for a rich experience.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) developed this storytelling tool as a companion to a suite of arcGIS applications used in hundreds of disciplines from epidemiology and archaeology to urban planning and journalism. And now, storytelling.
White Cotton and a Black Prince meet as the Old South and New South change hands on Port Royal Sound.
The Ring People
Forty centuries ago, ancient natives left their mark on the landscape of coastal South Carolina. Today, archaeologists from SC DNR, 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.