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College of Arts & Sciences
SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology


Stanley A. South

Research Professor (Retired)
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of South Carolina

Phone Number: (803) 576-6589
Office: 1321 Pendleton St, 2nd Floor, Suite 2
Division: Research Division


Stan has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Appalachian State University (1979), an Honorary Doctor of Humanities (H.H.D.) from the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees (1997), and the Order of the Palmetto from South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges (1999). In 2006, he received the Old North State Award from Governor Mike Easley of North Carolina. Among his most recent books are Historical Archaeology in Wachovia (1999) and Archaeological Pathways to Historic Site Development (2002). In 2002, a new paperbook edition of his very famous and influential book appeared, Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology. In 2004 he published John Bartlam: Staffordshire in Carolina, and in 2005, Archaeology on the Roanoke as well as his memoir, An Archaeological Evolution. In 2007, two books appeared with co-author Michael J. Stoner: 1670 Charles Towne: The Barbadian Connection, and The Sullivan Tabby Point Ruin: Callawassie Island, South Carolina. His book Colonial Brunswick: Archaeology of a Colonial Town, is in press with the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. Stan retired from SCIAA in December 2011, but continues to work on various publications.