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 in becoming a member? Each membership includes:
- an annual copy of the journal, South Carolina Antiquities
- the quarterly newsletter, Features and Profile
Get involved in archaeology by joining the Archaeological Society of South Carolina. Head over to our “Become a Member” page and sign up now!
When: September 29, 2018, 10 AM – 3 PM
Where: 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek
1120 Fort Congaree Trail
Cayce, South Carolina
Each fall the Archaeology Society of South Carolina sponsors a free gathering of archaeologists, prehistoric and historic skills demonstrators, story tellers, and others, who present how the people of South Carolina’s distant and recent pasts experienced their daily lives through work, play, food, and community.
This year our Annual Fall Field Day event will take place on September 29th in Cayce at the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek! Come visit us if you’ve ever wanted to learn how stone tools and pottery were made, to try throwing an atl-atl, or if you are interested in learning about active archaeological excavations occurring in our state!
Follow our Facebook event page for more information! We hope to see you there!
Our conference is fast approaching! You can find our entire conference schedule and check out abstracts for all the papers at: https://archaeologysc.org/events/annual-conference/2018-conference-program/
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 8 AM – 6 PM
Location: Gambrell Hall, Room 153, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/214514045786369/
The 44th Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at USC-Columbia.
This year’s conference theme is the 50th Anniversary of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina and we are hoping to feature papers discussing the history of our Society and it’s various chapters, as well as our general session on SC archaeology.
This year’s keynote speakers will be Rita and Dan Elliot, affiliates with the LAMAR Institute and the Society for Georgia Archaeology. Rita and Dan will discuss the parallels between our two societies and will be bringing a very special guest, Abby the ArchaeoBus! The ArchaeoBus is Georgia’s mobile archaeology classroom and a traveling emissary for the Society for Georgia Archaeology and focused on bringing dynamic education programs to students and people around the state.
Registration for the conference will be on site and will be free for current ASSC members and $10 for non-members. We will also be signing up new members and taking membership renewals during the conference.
Stay tuned for more details about this year’s conference!
We’re happy to announce that the following individuals will be on the ASSC Executive Board for 2018-19!
Vice President: David Gordon
Newsletter Editor: Keely Lewis
Member-at-large: Kelly Higgins
Member-at-large: Ashley Stewart
Member-at-large: Jessica Cooper
Member-at-large: Bach Pham
Student Representative: John Dodge
Keith Stephenson will be transitioning to our Presidential position for 2018-2019.
We want to thank our past board members for all their hard work the past two years:
Chan Funk, Ryan Sipe, Karen Smith, Walter B.J. Clifford, Josh Chaplin, and Pete Mayers.
Please have your submissions prepared by January 1st, 2018. You can contact our Journal Editor Chris Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to submit articles.
We are excited to announce that this year’s annual Fall Field Day will return to USC Aiken during their 32nd annual Science Education Enrichment Day (SEED)! SEED is an annual event at USC Aiken featuring a diverse array of science activities from all over the south. We are thrilled to once again be joining this wonderful event and hope all of you can join us again in Aiken this October!
USC Aiken SEED Event, October 7 10 AM – 3 PM
471 University Pkwy, Aiken, South Carolina 29801
SEED is the CSRA’s premier STEM festival hosted by the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center to provide stimulating and relevant STEM experiences. For more information on SEED, please visit their event page here: http://rpsec.usca.edu/seed/
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