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The 2012 Allendale Paleoamerican Expedition __ "The Allendale Paleoamerican Expedition is a field program where members of the public can register for a week, or more, and help excavate one of North America's most ancient archaeological sites associated with several prehistoric chert quarries."  You can register online if you want to take part. - illustrated - From -      


Archaeology of Edgefield, South Carolina Pottery Communities __ "The first innovation and development of alkaline-glazed stoneware pottery in America occurred in the Edgefield District of South Carolina in the early 1800s. It remains an enduring mystery as to how these new ceramic methods were developed in that place and time, ..."  A good overview of the pottery, the research and the history. - illustrated - From -


Archaeology in South Carolina State Parks __ "Share in the thrill of archaeological discovery! Watch as archaeologists unearth artifacts at two of South Carolina’s earliestAn Archaeological Dig at Colonial Dorchester historic settlements in the New World. Special archaeology programs help visitors understand the tools archaeologists use to unearth..."  A general look at archaeology in South Carolina State Parks with reports on a few examples. - illustrated - From -


ASSC: Archaeological Society of South Carolina __ "The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Inc. (ASSC) is an association of professional and avocational archaeologists and concerned citizens uniting together in a cooperative effort to understand the history and prehistory of South Carolina." Learn about the society, its goals and plans for the future. - From ASSC -


Category:Archaeological sites in South Carolina __ Index of articles relating to South Carolina archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia -




Charles Towne Landing South Carolina Historical Park __ "Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site offers a rich archaeological record of major importance to the state of South Carolina. Archaeological evidence suggests continual human occupation for at least 6000 years."  A general oveview, tour information and more. - illustrated - From - 


Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site located in Summerville, SC __ "From 1697 until the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the trading town of Dorchester flourished along the Ashley River, inland from colonial Charleston. Today, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site’s remarkably preserved archaeological remains give visitors a peek into the early history of colonial South Carolina."  Overview, things to do and much more. - illustrated - From -


Comfortable Camps: Archaeology of the Confederate Guard Camp at the Florence Stockade __ Actually a detailed lesson plan based on archaeological research of these camps. A PDF file - illustrated - From -   

COSCAPA: The Council of South Carolina Professional Archaeologists __ You will find a series of click-to-read articles about South Carolina archaeological standards from a legal and professional standpoint. - From COSCAPA -


dig: South Carolina Archaeology Events __ "dig's guide to special archaeological programs, events, and exhibits in South Carolina" - From -


End of archaeological surveys hides history, some say __ "State regulators no longer require developers along South Carolina's coast to do routine archaeological surveys, and some say the state will lose an unknown amount of its history as a result."  A news story. - From - 


Historic Charleston Foundation - Charleston, SC - Archaeology __ Learn about this organization which has long been an advocate for archaeology in Charleston.  Goals and accomplishments. - From -


Historical archaeology at Fort Moore __ "Fort Moore, strategically located on a tall bluff overlooking the Savannah River, was named after colonial Governor James Moore. Fort Moore was constructed in the winter of 1715 and was occupied until 1766."  Learn about the history and research and why part of the fort was destroyed by developers. - From -


Native American Pottery in South Carolina __ You will find several click-to-read articles and papers, all in PDF format. - From Diachronic Research Foundation -


NPS Archeology Program: State Submerged Resources Laws __ Learn about what underwater archaeological resources there are in South Carolina and what the law does to protect them. - From National Park Service -  


Parris Island, South Carolina SC - History __ Learn about the history and archaeological research conducted at Charlesfort-Santa Elena National Historic Landmark, Parris Island, in a series of click-to-read articles. - From - 


Savannah River Archaeological Research Program __ "SRARP serves as a primary facility for the investigation of archaeological research problems associated with cultural development within the Savannah River Valley."  Learn about the program, goals and accomplishments. - From -  

S.C. Archaeology __ About the Chicora Foundation and their work in South Carolinian archaeology - illustrated - 




SC Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology (SCIAA) __ You will want to learn more about this organization. "The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) was established in 1963 as a University of South Carolina research institute and a State cultural resource management agency. As the latter, it serves as the main State agency concerned with South Carolina's Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology, and its discovery, study, revelation, and official safekeeping at a curatorial facility." - illustrated - From -


South Carolina archaeologists say Confederate shipwreck found __ "The recent discovery of what is believed to be a Confederate gunboat scuttled by its own crew in the Civil War’s waning days could yield valuable knowledge about the South’s sputtering attempts to maintain its own Navy, South Carolina’s state archaeologist said Wednesday."  Learn about this discovery in the Pee Dee River and what it means to civil War era history. - From -  
South Carolina Archaeology __ "What is Archaeology? Here is a definition: "[It] is the scientific study of the physical evidence of past human societies recovered through collection, artifact analysis, and excavation." Here is a good introduction to the subject. - From -


South Carolina Archaeology Museum Directory __ List of archaeology museums in South Carolina - From -


South Carolina Archaeology - State Agencies __ List of state agencies responsible for archaeology in South Carolina. - From State of South Carolina -

South Carolina Historic Preservation Plan Profile __ Learn what the state is planning to protect historic and archaeological sites. - From National Park Service -


South Carolina Standards for Archaeological Investigations __ "The 2005 edition of Standards and Guidelines has been designed as an advisory framework for archaeological fieldwork and reporting in the state of South Carolina. It offers guidance to project archaeologists, administrators, and other interested parties who prepare reports and case studies..."  Learn what standards apply. A PDF file - From -




Topper (archaeological site) __ "Topper is an archaeological site located along the Savannah River in Allendale County, South Carolina in the United States. It is noted as the location of controversial artifacts believed by some archaeologists to indicate human habitation of the New World as far back as 50,000 BP."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -


Topper Site: Beyond Clovis at Allendale __ Exactly how old is Topper?  You may find out here.  PDF file - illustrated - From -


Using GIS to Model and Predict Likely Archaeological Sites __ "The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) and the Earth Sciences and Resources Institute of the University of South Carolina (Esri-USC) collaborated to develop a predictive model for likely archaeological sites using available data sources."  A good article and papers explaining just what it is. - illustrated - From -


Wateree Archaeological Research Project (WARP) __ "The original scope for the Wateree Archaeological Research Project (WARP) was described by Ferguson and Green (1984b:1) as follows: "The project is designed to investigate human-land relationships in the Wateree River Valley utilizing a wide range of approaches including anthropology, archaeology, geography, history, folklore as well as the natural sciences."   Read about the research, view photos and you can become a volunteer - illustrated - From -



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