University of South Carolina

October is 18th annual South Carolina Archaeology Month

Tapping into South Carolinians love for history, the 18th annual South Carolina Archaeology Month has a series of community events and programs throughout the state during the month of October.

University of South Carolina staff members in the South Carolina Institute for Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) are working with the state’s archaeological community to offer the events that will bring the state’s past to life for children and adults. Many of the events are held at historic sites, museums, state parks, plantations and cultural centers around the state.

This year’s theme is “Expressions of African American Culture.” A complete list of S.C. Archeology Month events is available on the SCIAA Web site -- -- and at the Archaeology Society of South Carolina’s Web site:

For more information, contact Nena Rice at 803-777-8170 or via e-mail at

South Carolina Archaeology Month is one way SCIAA works to build regional and public support for the preservation of Native American, African, European and other heritages in South Carolina. Each year, a large and colorful poster is printed that depicts the theme and provides educational information on the back. The posters are free and available at the SCIAA offices at 1321 Pendleton Street.

SCIAA, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, was established in 1963 as a University of South Carolina research institute and a cultural-resource management agency for the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina Archaeology Month

  • What: Series of archaeology-related community events and programs throughout the state
  • When: October

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 10/16/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 10/16/09 @ 11:56 AM | Permalink