The Archaeological Society of South Carolina has been in operation since 1968. Our goal is to share information about South Carolina's archaeological heritage. We do this through our annual conference, which is held in the Spring, a Fall Field Day event, a quarterly newsletter, and via the internet with this website and our Facebook page. Interested … Continue reading Welcome to the Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Inc.
Andrew Krawczyk In addition to professional archaeologists, many students conduct archaeological research in South Carolina. As part of Archaeology Month we are featuring a fraction of that research in a series of posts written by students. Our first contribution is from Andrew Krawczyk, a senior at the University of South Carolina who discusses his journey … Continue reading Bringing Private Artifact Collections into the Light
We are excited to announce that Katherine G. Parker, PhD Graduate Student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and Emily A. Schwalbe, PhD Graduate Student at Northwestern University, have been awarded this year's Grant-in-Aid! The Grant-in-Aid program helps provide funding to Graduate Students working on projects related to South Carolina archaeology! Learn more about the program … Continue reading 2021 Grant-in-Aid Award Winners | Learn About Their Work!
Content courtesy of Warren Lasch Conservation Center. Visit their Instagram page and website for more info! In recent months, conservators and archaeologists at the WLCC have been working with Native communities across South Carolina to conserve a 4,000-year-old dugout canoe discovered in the Cooper River. Leaders from the Wassamasaw Indian Nation, the Waccamaw Indian People, … Continue reading Oldest Watercraft Found in South Carolina Undergoes Conservation | Warren Lasch Conservation Center
Welcome to South Carolina Archaeology Month! Throughout October we'll be sharing exciting archaeological stories and updates from all over the state and Southeast. To celebrate the launch of our Archaeology Month, we are excited to share the announcement that the book "An Overview of Georgia Projectile Points and Selected Cutting Tools, Second Edition" by John … Continue reading On Sale Now: An Overview of Georgia Projectile Points and Selected Cutting Tools, Second Edition
The Archaeological Society of South Carolina (ASSC) invites all members to participate in its first-ever photo contest. Entry is free and winning photos will be published in a 2022 calendar and on the ASSC website. Proceeds from the sale of these calendars will go to supporting the Grant-In-Aid student scholarship fund. The deadline for submission … Continue reading ASSC Photo Contest!
Our entire conference is now available on YouTube for viewing! Visit the full playlist here and watch from beginning to end, or use the links below to watch specific papers. Thanks so much to all who attended the conference, and a special thank you the presenters for providing wonderful papers for this year's virtual edition … Continue reading 47th Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology – Playlist
We are pleased to announce that the conference program is now available and posted below. We hope you'll join us to learn more about these exciting topics! To attend our virtual conference simply tune in to the Society's YouTube page just before the start time. Make sure you’re signed into your Google or YouTube account … Continue reading ASSC Conference Program – 2021
Greetings ASSC Members, We are now one year into a global pandemic, and although things are finally beginning to look up with more and more vaccines rolling out, it seems like we still have a long way to go before large in-person gatherings, like our annual conference, will be safe again. Given this, the ASSC … Continue reading Virtual 47th Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology Announcement
Today we're excited to announce the launch of our YouTube channel for the ASSC. We've added all our recent Avocational Archaeology in Action videos featuring interviews with Archaeologist Chris Judge and members of the SC Archaeology community. Check the channel out here and subscribe for all future content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtTDclA1DV2KfYu5HrdYtFg
Our last entry in the Archaeology in the Parks series features the ongoing work at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site by SC State Parks Archaeologist Stacey Young. Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is located along Wambaw Creek on the South Santee River. Hampton functioned as a rice plantation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries under … Continue reading Archaeology in the Parks: Hampton Plantation State Historic Site