Archaeology Month

Share the Spirit of Discovery
Share the Spirit of Discovery during the South Carolina Archaeology Month.

Archaeology Month events will be offered not only in October but also in September through November. Events and programs have been developed by dedicated professionals, avocationalists, and organizations in order to bring our state's prehistoric and historic past to life for all ages.

Through such public outreach efforts, the archaeological community hopes to build regional and local public support for the preservation of our Native American, African, and European heritage.

By sponsoring an annual event like SC Archaeology Month, the archaeological community of South Carolina intends to:

1) stimulate public pride in our state's archaeological heritage,
2) increase public understanding of why archaeological research is important,
3) heighten public awareness of how many archaeological resources are lost each year in South Carolina,
4) educate the public about what they can do to help protect and study the state's archaeological resources, and
5) get more people involved in legitimate archaeological activities.

Click here for a list of the calendar of events and programs that were presented during the 2009 Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month.

There are nearly 50 organizations offering 60 programs in many locations throughout South Carolina in the fall of this year and throughout the year. Keep this listing as a reference.

If you find artifacts on your land or you read something that intrigues you, call one of the archaeologists listed in the calendar of events and programs. They have expertise about prehistory and history and can answer your questions.

This year's Archaeology Month Poster focuses on our African American culture in South Carolina with the theme Expressions of African American Culture.

Please contact Nena Powell Rice at the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at USC at (803) 576- 6573 for further information. Please come by SCIAA to pick up your free poster.

Take a look at the Archaeology Month Poster

Archaeology Month
Archaeology month is a month long event filled with numerous events celebrating South Carolina's Archaeology throughout South Carolina and began in 1991. This event takes place around October and EVERYONE is invited to attend. Available programs include: exhibits, demonstrations, tours, lectures, dining, canoe trips, artifact identification, lantern tours, and much, much more on Archaeological and Historic Sites located throughout South Carolina.

This event would not be possible without the help of numerous volunteers and organizations making this event possible. More information will be made available as the event approaches. For further information about South Carolina Archaeology Month or to sponsor an event during the Archaeology Field Day, please contact Nena Powell Rice, Director of Outreach, at (803) 777-8170 or
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