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College of Arts & Sciences
SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology


Jonathan M. Leader

State Archaeologist
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of South Carolina

Phone Number: (803) 576-6560
Office: 1321 Pendleton St, 1st Floor, Suite 16
Division: Office of the State Archaeologist


Jonathan Leader received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida Gainesville, and currently heads the Office of the State Archaeologist. His research interests and background include the ancient Near East, Micronesia, Eastern United States pre and proto-history, submerged resources, cultural resource management, remote sensing and GIS, archaeometry, archaeometallurgy, and conservation. He teaches and lectures on a regular basis in four departments at the university. The most current research projects include the H.L. Hunley project; the SC Cannons project; The Bahamas projects; the Florence Stockade; and the SCIAA Digitized Publications project.