Welcome to the Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Inc.

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.

47th Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology – Playlist

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

Virtual 47th Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology Announcement

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

Archaeology in the Parks: Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

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

Archaeology in the Parks: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

We continue our ongoing park series with a blog entry by Charles Towne Landing Archaeologist Nicole Isenbarger. In April 1670, a group of English colonists and enslaved Africans landed and established a small town settlement at Albemarle Point, a secluded bluff located directly across the Ashley River from the peninsula of present-day Charleston. Charles Towne, … Continue reading Archaeology in the Parks: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Archaeology in the Parks: Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Today we continue our ongoing park series with a blog entry by Dorchester State Park Archaeologist Mary Wightman. Figure. Photograph of the brick bell tower of St. George’s Anglican Church at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. From 1697 until the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the trading town of Dorchester flourished along the Ashley River, … Continue reading Archaeology in the Parks: Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Archaeology in the Parks: With a Big Help From Our Volunteers

South Carolina State Parks, Recreation and Tourism By Stacey Young, State Park ArchaeologistSouth Carolina State Parks had its beginnings in the 1930s when the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed 16 parks located in various regions throughout the State. Currently, South Carolina State Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (SCPRT) manages over 80,000-acres of land which is comprised of … Continue reading Archaeology in the Parks: With a Big Help From Our Volunteers