Grant-in-Aid Deadline for 2017 – February 10, 2017

For students working on archaeology in state of South Carolina, the deadline for applying to the ASSC Grant-in-Aid will be February 10th. Please head to our Grant-in-Aid page to learn more and apply.

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina sponsors a Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid program to provide assistance to deserving graduate students furthering the cause of South Carolina archaeology.

Call for Papers


Chester DePratter presenting his keynote speech in our 2015 annual conference.

We are currently accepting abstracts for the 43rd Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology. The conference will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 in Gambrell Hall at USC.

Abstracts can be submitted for our general session on South Carolina archaeology. Please send your abstracts to our vice-president, Keith Stephenson at

The deadline for submissions is February 4th. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or email our vice-president at the address above.

We hope to see you this February!

43rd Annual Conference Announcement

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 8 AM – 4 PM
Location: Gambrell Hall, Room 153, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Facebook Event Page:

Each year the Archaeological Society of South Carolina holds a conference on South Carolina archaeology, focusing on the current archaeological work being done within the state.

This year’s conference theme is State Park Archaeology and, as always the conference will feature a session on this theme as well as a general session on SC archaeology.

This year’s Keynote speakers are Martha Zierden and Elizabeth Reitz, authors of the recently published book “Charleston: An Archaeology of Life in a Coastal Community.”

More details about the Conference will be posted here as they are finalized.

For more info, please check out our Facebook event page here:



2016 Fall Field Day Announcement

We are excited to announce that this year’s annual Fall Field Day will be at USC Aiken during their 31st annual Science Education Enrichment Day (SEED)! SEED is an annual event at Aiken featuring a diverse array of science activities from all over the south. We are thrilled to be joining this wonderful event and hope all of you can join us in Aiken this October!

2016 Fall Field Day
USC Aiken
October 1, 2016
10 AM – 3 PM

S.E.E.D. 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.

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 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!