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SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology


State Archaeologist

The Office of the State Archaeologist advises the State Historic Preservation Office, other state and public agencies, and private individuals on compliance related activities.

The Office of the State Archaeologist under the direction of the State Archaeologist advises the State Historic Preservation Office, other state, federal and public agencies, and private individuals on archaeological site protection, preservation, conservation and compliance related activities. The office provides expertise to the legislature as needed and fields a forensic archaeology recovery team to assist local, state and federal law enforcement and allied agencies. The Information Management Division through the actions of the Site File Manager receives curates and manages the site file forms and subsequent reports. The Curation Division, through the actions of the Curator receives, registers and curates the archaeological collections and attendant documentation submitted to the state. Both the Site File Manager and the Curator assist and advise the archaeological community and the interested public in their respective areas of expertise.

The office also coordinates burial preservation, acts as a liaison to Native American tribal entities, and supports the advancement of archaeology within the state, region, and nation.

ArchSite

South Carolina's ArchSite, an online GIS for archaeological and architechtural resource management, is offered in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, the USC Department of Geography, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Avocational Site Database

The South Carolina Avocational Site Database (SCASD) is a resource available to and designed for avocational archaeologists. The impetus and final form of this program came from discussions between avocational, professional, academic, non-profit and for-profit organizations and private individuals.

Please note that this program uses a simplified avocational site form. Two manuals are provided to assist the user. The first one takes the user step by step through the avocational site form. The second one clarifies the use of Google Earth for mapping. Sites reported to the SCASD are not automatically a part of the official state site form database. They may become part of the state system at a later point once additional work is undertaken through the professional system.


Completed site forms should be mailed to:

Mr. Keith Derting

Information Management Division
SCIAA
1321 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29208


Curation questions should be mailed to:

Ms. Sharon Pekrul

Curator
SCIAA
1321 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29208 


Completed SC Avocational Site Forms or questions concerning the program should be mailed to:

Mr. Joseph Wilkinson

SC Avocational Site Form Database Administrator
SCIAA
1321 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29208


Other questions or requests for assistance should be mailed to:

Jonathan Leader, PhD

South Carolina State Archaeologist
SCIAA
1321 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29208


PDF icon SC Standards and Guidelines PDF icon SCIAA Curation, Loan, and Access Policy PDF icon SCIAA Site Form PDF icon Handbook to the SC Site Form File Reports Available PDF icon Avocational Site Reporting Form Manual PDF icon SC Avocational Site Form PDF icon Using Google Earth for Avocational Site Documentation Manual