Avocational Archaeology in Action: Drew Ruddy, the Avocational Underwater Archaeologist

In our latest Avocational Archaeology in Action post, State Underwater Archaeologist Jim Spirek talks about the significant contributions avocational archaeologist Drew Ruddy has had on underwater archaeology in South Carolina over the years. Drew photographing a SCIAA underwater archaeological site collection (SCIAA image). Since the late 1960s, Drew Ruddy has been instrumental in discovering, reporting, … Continue reading Avocational Archaeology in Action: Drew Ruddy, the Avocational Underwater Archaeologist

Behind the Scenes: Warren Lasch Conservation Center on Excavating Block Lifts

Content courtesy of Warren Lasch Conservation Center. Visit their Facebook page and website for more info!In recent months, the conservation and archaeological teams from the Warren Lasch Conservation Center (WLCC) have been excavating block lifts removed from H.L. Hunley. The block-lifting technique consisted of probing the sediment and dividing the areas along major bone groups … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Warren Lasch Conservation Center on Excavating Block Lifts

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