Annual Conference

Each year the society holds a conference on South Carolina archaeology, focusing on the archaeological work being done within the state. In past years, the conferences has included professional presentations from professors and students from various colleges and universities in the South, local cultural resource management firms, nonprofessional archaeological enthusiasts, and more. The conference is free to members of the society, and $10 to nonmembers at the door. Please join us for future conferences!

ASSC 2018 44th Annual Conference on SC Archaeology

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2017
Time: 8 AM – 6 PM
Location: Gambrell Hall, Room 153, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/214514045786369/
Full Program: https://archaeologysc.org/events/annual-conference/2018-conference-program/

The 44th Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2017 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!

Past conferences:

ASSC 2017 43rd Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 8 AM – 4 PM
Location: Gambrell Hall, Room 153, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/578100362390496/

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.”

ASSC 2016 Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Gambrell Hall, Room 153, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/207027152964398/

This year’s conference theme is settlement archaeology in honor of the 450th anniversary of Santa Elena and will also feature presentations on current archaeological research in the state. Our keynote will be David G. Moore. He is a professor at Warren Wilson College and has done extensive excavations at the 16th century Berry site, a Spanish fort and Native American village in North Carolina.