South Carolina Antiquities is the scholarly journal published by the ASSC since 1969. The journal contains contributed papers, book reviews and other information on the prehistoric and historic archaeology of South Carolina and adjacent states. The journal includes articles on related subjects that are of interest to the general public, avocational and professional archaeologists.
The journal is mailed to ASSC members annually. Back issues of the journal are available for download or purchase. Volumes are placed online five years after publication.
Call for Papers
Society members are invited to contribute articles to all of the Society publications. Submit your research articles or notes from the field to the Journal Editor. Submissions to the journal are subject to peer review. Manuscripts submitted for review should conform to the style guide published in American Antiquities(April 1983, vol. 48, no. 2). Figures should be submitted as individual .jpg files with a minimum of 300 dpi. Keep in mind that the journal is printed in B&W.
South Carolina Antiquities also includes book reviews relevant to the practice of archaeology in the Carolinas and the surrounding area. A number of books are available for review upon request.
Barthel-Boucher, Diane (2013). Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Berger, Arthur Asa (2009). What Objects Mean: An Introduction to Material Culture. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Byers, A. Martin, and DeeAnne Wymer, Eds. (2010). Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
Duell, Charles (2011). Middleton Place: A Phoenix Still Rising. Middleton Place Foundation and the University of South Carolina Press.
Gleeson, David T. and Simon Lewis, Eds. (2012). Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans. Columbia, SC: USC Press.
Hein, George E. (2012). Progressive Museum Practice: John Dewey and Democracy. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Herbert, Joseph (2009). Woodland Potters and Archaeological Ceramics of the North Carolina Coast. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. Jackson, Antoinette (2012). Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
King, Adam, Ed. (2007). Southeastern Ceremonial Complex: Chronology, Content, Context. Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama.
Leone, Mark P. (2010). Critical Historical Archaeology. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Marcoux, Jon (2012) The Cherokees of Tuckaleechee Cove. Ann Arbor: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan.
Matisoo-Smith, Elizabeth and K. Ann Horsburgh (2012). DNA for Archaeologists. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Matthews, Christopher (2010). The Archaeology of American Capitalism. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
Pacock, Evan (2005). Mississippi Archaeology Q & A. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.
Phillips, Caroline and Harry Allen, Eds. (2010). Bridging the Divide: Indigenous Communities and Archaeology into the 21st Century.
Walnut Creek:Left Coast Press.
Pepe, Peter and Joseph W. Zarzynski (2012). Documentary Filmmaking for Archaeologists. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Peres, Tonya M (2014). Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology. Gainesville: University Press of Florida
Seigler, Robert S. (1997) A Guide to Confederate Monuments in South Carolina. Columbia, SC: SC Department of Archives and History and USC Press.
Taberner, Aimee L. (2012). Cultural Property Acquisitions: Navigating the Shifting Landscape. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Tuten, James (2010). Lowcountry Time and Tide: The Fall of the South Carolina Rice Kingdom. Columbia, SC: USC Press.
J. L. Michie, Editor. ArcheoPogical Indications for Sea Level 3,500 Years Ago, J. L. Michie; Burin-Faceted Dalton Point From Central SC, J. L Michie; Trade of the Lower Creeks in the Pre-Revolution Era. E. M. Mann.
J. L. Michie, Editor. No. 1. Excavations at Marett Mound, Edisto Island, M. B. Trinkley; Excavations at the Spanish Mount Shell Midden, Edisto Island, D. R. Sutherland; A Second Burial from the Daw's Island Shell Midden (38BU91), J. L. Michie. No. 2. Issue 2. Prehistoric Mica Mines in the Southern Appalachians, L. Ferguson. Excavations at Thom’s Creek (38LX2), M. B. Trinkley
J. L. Michie, Editor. No. 1. Proceedings of the First Annual Conference on SC Archeology; No. 2. Fort Congaree on the Carolina Frontier, D. G. Anderson; The Necessity of Problem-Orientation in Archeological Excavations, M. B. Trinkley
W. Neighbors, Ed. No. 1. Contemporary Patterns of Material Culture, S. South; Dr. William Blanding and the History of SC Archeology, W. R. Ferrell; The Brown's Ferry Vessel, R. L Wilbanks; Lithic Material Sources and Types in SC, L. Novick. No. 2. Testing at the Edenwood Site, 38LX135, J. L. Michie; Investigations at Two Sites on the Broad and Congaree Rivers, A. C. Goodyear & D. J. Colquhoun.
W. Neighbors, Ed. Excavations at the Gregg Shoals Site, Elbert Co., GA, V. A. Tippett & W. H. Marquardt; Sara South of the Border, J. H. Wilson; Excavations at 38LU107, Rabon Creek Watershed, W. D. Wood & T. H. Gresham; Square Type Meeting House of MA and SC, S. M. Straight; Archaeology of Tenancy in the SE, D. G. Anderson & J. Muse; Cremated Human Remains from the Bluff Site, Daufuskie Island, M. C. Taylor.
W. Neighbors, Ed. Pinckney Island Survey: Cord-marked Pottery, C. O. Bradley; St. Catherines Pottery from Callawassie Island, Beaufort Co., M. J. Brooks; Early Woodland Ceramic Typology of the Second Refuge Site, Jasper Co., L. Lepionka; Ceramic Sequence from Mattassee Lake Sites, D. G. Anderson; Ceramics of the Central SC Coast, M. Trinkley; Deep Creek Ceramics from the Inner Coastal Plain, L. M. Drucker; Excavations at the Mulberry Site, C. Merry & S. Pekrul; Whites Creek, H. T. Ward; Hillsboro & Caraway Series of NC, J. H. Wilson; Wachesaw & Kimbel Series, M. Trinkley.
C. DePratter, Ed. Archaeology at Elfe Plantation, M. Trinkley; Ashley Plantation, R. Brooks; Slave Settlement & Community Patterns along the Cooper River, L. Ferguson; Rural-Urban Connections in the Lowcountry, M. Zierden; Directions for Research on Southern Plantations, A. Friedlander; Edgefield Potters: The Landrums of Pottersville, J. L. Holcombe & Fred E. Holcombe.
K. Sassaman, Ed. Archaic Stage Change at the Nipper Creek Site, Richland Co., R. Y. Wetmore; Archaeology of Task Labor, J. W. Joseph; Plantation Ideology & the Archaeology of Racism: Tanner Road Site, Berkeley Co., David W. Babson; Status Patterning & Recycling Behavior on Richmond Hill Plantation, Georgetown Co., J. L. Michie.
K. Sassaman, Ed. Bottle Glass/Ceramic Comparison: A Tool for Comparing Socioeconomic Status Levels, P. H. Garrow; History of Pottery Manufacture in Edgefield District's Big Horse Creek Section, J. L. Holcombe & F. E. Holcombe; Prehistoric Settlement in the Aiken Plateau, K. E. Sassaman.
K. Sassaman, Ed. A Large Biface from the Phil Neeley Site, Bamberg Co., A. C. Goodyear; A Point-Bar Site on the South Edisto River, M. J. Brooks; Bioturbation & Gravity as a Potential Site Formation Process, J. L. Michie.
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K. Sassaman, Ed. Investigations at the Federal Correctional Institution, Estill, HamptonCounty, C. H. LeeDecker & B. Resnick; Barbacoas & Food& Tribute Storage in the Late Mississippian, C. Judge; Adaptive Flexibility in the Morrow Mountain Phase of the Middle Archaic, K. E. Sassaman; Early Research onAlkaline-Glazed Pottery, S. South.
K. Sassaman, Ed. Copperhead Hollow: Upland Conditions in the Piedmont, J. D. Gunn & J. E. Foss; Cemetery Hill: John C. Calhoun’s Pre-Emancipation African Americans, C. Cowan-Ricks; Slaves & Textile Manufacture: Howell Site, Richland County, M. D. Groover; Struggle for the Frontier: New Windsor Township, D. C. Crass & B. R. Penner.
K. Sassaman & C. Steen, Eds. It's More Than Just Paying Dues, G. S. Lewis; Introduction to Special Anniversary Issue, C. Steen; History of the ASSC, J. L. Michie; 25 Years of Prehistoric Archaeology, D. G. Anderson; Early Prehistoric Peoples of SC, A. C. Goodyear; Middle and Late Archaic Archaeology, K. E. Sassaman; Woodland, Mississippian, and Protohistoric Periods, C. B. DePratter; Historical Archaeology, M. Zierden; The Exploratory Period, S. South; The British Colonial Period, Carl Steen; The Early American Period & Nineteenth Century, J. W. .Joseph, The Future, B. E. Rippeteau; The Future, D. G. Anderson.
African-American Gravestone Art & Mortuary Beliefs in Aiken Co., M. A Cabak; The Archaeology of the Pruitt House Site, M. S. Shumate; Lime Kilns in Laurens Co., C. A. Niewendorp; Crosby Bay: Paleoindian & Early Archaic Occupations at a Carolina Bay in Aiken Co., Kevin Eberhard; A Cache of Lithic Bifaces from Marion Co., J. L. Michie; The R W. Leech Lithic Cache from Chatham Co., GA, A. C. Goodyear & T. Charles.
K. Sassaman, Ed. Upcountry Planters: Archaeological Investigationsof a Slave Cabin at the Bratton Farmstead, M. L. Beck; Research at George Galphin's Silver Bluff, D. C. Crass; Impermanent Architecture at the Oaks Plantation, Georgetown Co., J. L. Michie; Early Archaic Assemblage from the Bates Hill Road Site, Aiken Co., A. E. DeBiase.
K. Sassaman, Ed. Shell Tool Production in Charleston County, W. L. Koob; African-American Herbal Medicine, M. D. Grover & T. E. Bauman; Pre-Clovis: A Review of the Evidence, B. McAmis; Operator and Tenant Farmsteads in the Aiken Plateau, M. A. Cabak & M. M. Inkrot.
K. Sassaman, Ed. Bioarchaeological Investigation of Late Archaic Stallings Culture, K. J. Wilson; Settlement Organization & Resource Use in the Sandhills, T. McMakin & E. C. Poplin; Clovis Origins, B. McAmis.
L. R. Hudgins, Ed. A Paleoindian Site in the Piedmont, C. J. Rinehart; Mississippian Ceramics in Beaufort County, C. M. Huddleston; ‘Jug Well’ Cisterns, S. A. South; Population Increases & Maize in the Late Prehistoric Diet in the Eastern US, D. Reid; The Telescopic Boom Hydraulic Excavator, S. A. South.
J. C. Gillam, Ed. Science & Art: From Potsherds to Public Interpretation, S. South; Ceramics on the Northern Coast: Cooter Creek, C. O. Clement; Web-based Archaeological GIS, H. M. Gillam; Ceramic Taphonomy & Site Formation in the Sandhills, J. M. Herbert.
J. C. Gillam, Ed. The ATTIC Project, S. South; Ceramics of the Ed Marshall Site, Edgefield County, T. Braje; Paper Reuse in the Western NC Mountains, M. Harmon; Periwinkle Punctation, B. D. Tucker & R. Saunders; Indigo, Cotton & Slaves: Antebellum Period Parris Island, C. L. Shumpert.
N. Adams, Ed. Plantation Landscapes & the Landscape of Plantation Ideology in the Lowcountry, J.W. Joseph; Using Archival Collections to Understand Historic Properties, P. J. McCawley; History of SC Plantation Archaeology & the Archaeologists Who Practice It, L. F. Stine & N. P. Adams; Archaeology of the SC Frontier – D. C. Crass & M. Zierden; Charleston Judicial Center Site Colonoware Production and Typology, J.W. Joseph.
N. Adams, Ed. The Zorn Sites, Bamberg County – K. E. Sassaman, P. G. Nystrom & S. Zorn; Ceramic Tea Wares in Charleston, B. Botwick; Wando Series Ceramics, E. C. Poplin; Professional & Avocational Archaeologists, E. Heimbrook; Lithic Artifacts at Wilson Pond, Aiken County, W. Kubilius & K. Stephenson.
N. Adams, Ed. Zooarchaeological Analysis and Lifeways on the Coast, D. M. Reid; Phosphate Mining Industry in the Lowcountry, K. A. Shuler, R. Bailey & C. Philips; Place and African-American Archaeology, A. Agha; The Caribbean Influence at 1760 Charles Town, M. J. Stone
N. Adams, Ed. Settlement and Land Use on Port Royal Island, B. Botwick; Postbellum Life on Hilton Head Island, P. H. Garrow; Testing at the Tabby Point Ruin, Callawassie Island, S. A. South; Context for SC’s Sawmill, Timber, and Lumber Industry, B. Southerlin; Artifact Patterns at the Florence Stockade, P. G. Avery; African Americans at the Seibels House, T. M. Weik; Archaeology of Mann-Simons, J. D. Crockett.
J. A. Barnes, Ed. Revisiting the Ashley-series A, J. B. Marcoux; Alkaline Glazed Stoneware Origins, C. Steen; Archaeology, LiDAR Aerial Survey, & Compositional Analysis of Pottery in Edgefield, G. Calfas; An Assessment of the Historic Brattonsville Cemetery, C. Brooks; Macroscopic Analysis of an Allendale Chert Flake Tool Assemblage from Lake Murray, B. Costello; Atlantic Beach, Segregation & Cultural Landscape, R. Dobrasko
J. A. Barnes, Ed. A Cache from Frierson Bay, Barnwell Co., C. R. Moore; Settlement Indians of the Lowcountry, C. Steen; Defining Wando, J. B. Marcoux & E. C. Poplin; A BelmontNeck Phase Ceramic Assemblage, J. A. Varnier; The St. Paul’s Parsonage House, K. Pyszka; Archaeology of the Gullah Past, J. Barnes & C. Steen.