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Archaeology Month 2013

This year's theme is entitled "Public Outreach and Archaeology Education in South Carolina."

Through 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. Events and programs have been developed by dedicated professionals, avocationlists, and organizations in order to bring our state's prehistoric and historic past to life for all ages. By sponsoring South Carolina Archaeology Month, the archaeological community of South Carolina intends to:

  • Stimulate public pride in our state's 14,000-year archaeological heritage.
  • Increase public understanding of why archaeological research is important.
  • Heighten public awareness of how many archaeological resources are lost each year in South Carolina.
  • Educate the public about what they can do to help protect, preserve, and study the state's archaeological resources.
  • Get more people involved in legitimate archaeological activities.

Archaeology Month activities will begin in October 2013 with a variety of statewide events focusing on prehistory, history, cultural heritage, and historic preservation. Programs offered in September and November, as well as into next year, also will be advertised. See below for a link to these programs and to this year's poster.

Highlights include the 26th Annual Archaeology Field Day, sponsored by the Archaeological Society of South Carolina (ASSC). Archaeology field day is scheduled to be held at Santee State Park, near Santee, South Carolina on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please check out the ASSC website for updates.

Archaeology Month Poster 2013 (Front) Archaeology Month Poster 2013 (Back) Calendar of Events

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