Call for Papers – ASSC Conference 2019

We are currently accepting abstracts for the 45th Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology.
The conference will be held on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. The theme for this year’s conference is “Heritage at Risk: Coastal Erosion of Archaeological Sites in
South Carolina.”
Please send your abstracts to by February 1, 2019. We look forward to seeing you then!

Now Accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications for 2019

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina offers grants-in-aid up to $1,000 to any graduate student working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation that addresses the archaeology of South Carolina, both historic and prehistoric as well as terrestrial and underwater.

Applicants, head to our application page to learn about the application details and apply today.

We would like to take a moment to thank long time ASSC member Don Rosick for his generous donation over the past year to help fund the continuation of the Grant-in-Aid program.

The ASSC Grant-in-Aid program has helped provide $28,000 over the past 27 years to help support more than 50 student research projects in the state of South Carolina. This program would not be possible without the long term support of our society members. If you would like to donate to Grant-in-Aid, visit our donation page for more details.

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019.

Fall Field Day Schedule!

One day away! Our official schedule is now available.

10:00 AM Civil War Battlefield Tour
10:15 AM Fire Demonstration with Fuz Sanderson
10:45 AM 12,000 Years of History with Scott Jones
11:45 AM Archaeological Tour of the Fort Congaree Site with James Stewart, Archaeologist
12:00 PM Fire Demo with Fuz Sanderson
1:15 PM Intro to Photogrammetry with Josh Chaplin
2:00 PM Native American Lifeways Tour

Keep up to date on the latest at our Facebook event page! 

Fall Field Day Coming Soon! Demonstrator list, directions, and more

When: September 29, 2018, 10 AM – 3 PM
Where: 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek
1120 Fort Congaree Trail
Cayce, South Carolina
Free Admission!

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!

Current list of demonstrators:

Fuz Sanderson, wilderness and Earthskills instructor
Scott Jones, early technology and lifeways (Media Prehistoria)
SC DNR Heritage Trust Program
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism – Archaeology
Seven Ages
South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology – Maritime Division
Native American Studies Center
Artifact Identification with Chris Judge

Food will be for sale by Los Chicanos Food Truck.
Featuring tours by members of the 12,000 Year History Park!

Directions to the event:
12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek
1120 Fort Congaree Trail
Cayce, SC 29033

From highway:
Take Exit 2 off I-77 toward SC-35/Cayce/W Columbia
Turn right onto Fort Congaree Trail and drive to the end.
Event begins at the end of the road. Parking is available along the road and in the field by the entrance.

From Cayce:
Turn on 12th st towards I-77.
Before I-77 is Fort Congaree Trail, turn left onto Fort Congaree Trail and drive to the end.
Event begins at the end of the road. Parking is available along the road and in the field by the entrance.

44th Annual Conference on SC Archaeology

No automatic alt text available.Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 8 AM – 6 PM
Location: Gambrell Hall, Room 153, University of South Carolina, Columbia
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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!