Avocational Archaeology in Action: Meet Juliana Falk, the Accidental Preservationist

Juliana Faulk at work. Blog entry by Charleston Museum Archaeologist, Martha Zierden Many folks know Juliana Falk as the Accidental Preservationist, with an active social media account.  But Juliana is also an avocational archaeologist, and regular volunteer in the archaeology lab at The Charleston Museum.  Juliana became interested in archaeology  during renovations of the Chancognie … Continue reading Avocational Archaeology in Action: Meet Juliana Falk, the Accidental Preservationist

Avocational Archaeology in Action: Charleston Museum’s Work at Dill Sanctuary, and Recognizing Volunteer Bill Turner

Charleston Museum Archaeologist Ron Anthony shares some insight on the museum's work at Dill Sanctuary on James Island along with a key contributor to their volunteer program. Learn more about the Charleston Museum and their archaeology program at https://www.charlestonmuseum.org/. Besides owning and managing two historic houses in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, The Charleston Museum owns … Continue reading Avocational Archaeology in Action: Charleston Museum’s Work at Dill Sanctuary, and Recognizing Volunteer Bill Turner

Launching the Avocational Archaeology StoryMap, a Living Archaeology Month Poster Project

We are happy to announce the release of the Archaeology Month 2020 StoryMap!The StoryMap is our take on a living poster featuring information on the important contributions avocational archaeologists have made to research in South Carolina.This is an active project that we'll be updating with new features throughout the month as we explore the role … Continue reading Launching the Avocational Archaeology StoryMap, a Living Archaeology Month Poster Project

Virtual Edition of Arkhaios Film Festival Now Live – Free!

https://vimeo.com/457365979?1&ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0nFRDo0kfXAg28t1oORxyA_QXKJnIT48YaJthswThPGsVFre512WTTyoU Featuring 25 films from around the world, the Arkhaios Film Festival launches it's virtual edition today. This year's festival is completely free and online for the next seven days at https://watch.eventive.org/arkhaiosfilmfestival2020. Which film are you excited to see this year?Thanks to The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival for all the hard work … Continue reading Virtual Edition of Arkhaios Film Festival Now Live – Free!

Archaeologists Working from Home: Chris Judge

Continuing our Archaeologists Working from Home series, we caught up with Chris Judge, the Assistant Director at the Usc-Lancaster Native American Studies Center. (photo from recent ASSC conference) Avoiding Insanity during the COVID-19 Seclusion… Stay Busy. Following the USC Spring Break, the decision was made to work remotely and move all of our classes to … Continue reading Archaeologists Working from Home: Chris Judge

Archaeologists Working from Home: Carolyn Dillian

We're back with another Archaeologists Working from Home entry, this time from Carolyn Dillian, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Coastal Carolina University. Thanks to Carolyn for taking the time to share her work with us! "On March 7, 2020, Coastal Carolina University recessed for Spring Break, and … Continue reading Archaeologists Working from Home: Carolyn Dillian

Archaeologists Working from Home: Karen Smith

Today we're continuing our Archaeologists Working from Home series with Karen Smith, Heritage Trust Archaeologist at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). Thanks to Karen for letting us take a peek into her work during the lockdown. "I have been working from home since March 23. So I think that means I’m in … Continue reading Archaeologists Working from Home: Karen Smith

Archaeologists Working from Home: Martha Zierden

Though things are currently shutdown, South Carolina archaeologists are still finding ways to get the work done. We reached out to archaeologists during the lockdown to see how they are working from home. Here's Martha Zierden, curator of Historical Archaeology at the The Charleston Museum, on how she's adapted: "Folks at The Charleston Museum have … Continue reading Archaeologists Working from Home: Martha Zierden