About Us

Mission Statement
The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Inc. is an association of professional and avocational archaeologists and concerned citizens uniting together in a cooperative effort to understand the prehistory and history of South Carolina.

It is a Society of dedicated members exerting their combined efforts toward the interpretation and preservation of South Carolina’s rich cultural heritage.

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina operates under State and Federal Law as a 501c3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible. The Society is assisted and supported by the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, the University of South Carolina, and the Council of South Carolina Professional Archaeologists.

Current Officers and Board of Directors
President: Chan Funk
Vice President: Keith Stephenson
Secretary: Rebecca Shepherd
Treasurer: Savannah Hulon
South Carolina Antiquities Editor: Christopher Moore
Features and Profiles Editor: Ryan Sipe
Archivist: Brent Brugin
Member at-Large: Karen Smith
Member at-Large: Stacey Young
Member at-Large: Walter (BJ) Clifford Jr.
Member at-Large: Josh Chaplin
South Carolina State Archaeologist: Jonathan Leader
South Carolina State Underwater Archaeologist: James Spirek

Past Presidents
James Stewart
Chris Judge