Welcome to the
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) was established in 1963 as a University of South Carolina research institute and a State cultural resource management agency. As the latter, it serves as the main State agency concerned with South Carolina's Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology, and its discovery, study, revelation, and official safekeeping at a curatorial facility. As a University research institute, SCIAA initiates and conducts a broad range of field research and collections research throughout the State, participates in a very wide range of USC activities and duties, and contributes to the University infrastructure, and the USC publication series.
1321 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 254-1338 (fax)
South Carolina's on-line GIS for archaeological and architectural cultural resource management. More information is located at:
In the event of the Site File Manager's absence (Annual or Sick Leave) site forms should be submitted to SCIAA's Curator of Collections. Site forms should be hard copy and must be as correct and complete as possible. Site numbers can only be assigned after the hard copy forms are reviewed and found acceptable. Problem submissions will await the return of the Site File Manager for review.