Monday, August 27, 2012


Plans are underway for the 21st Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month 2012 celebration, which will be held October 1-31, 2012.  

The Board of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina will sponsor the 25th Annual Archaeology Field Day on October 20, 2012 at Santee State Park!

The Director of the Institute has once again made a commitment to provide coordination in the statewide programming, which will involve schools, museums, libraries, the archaeological and preservation community, and other public forums throughout the state of South Carolina.  Please send me any programs that you are offering throughout the fall, and into next year and dates and location of the ASSC Annual Conference and the SAAs.  Your involvement is encouraged and welcomed!
The theme for the South Carolina Archaeology Month Poster 2012 is “Civil War Shipwrecks in South Carolina.”  The design of the front will be on the SCIAA website soon.  The poster will be delivered to the printer before the end of August. Any program on maritime research in the state will be most welcome.  Ashley Deming has organized four lectures on Civil War/1812 shipwrecks every Wednesday in October at the Charleston County Public Library.

The budget is similar to the past several years.  We rely on private donations.  The SC Department of Archives and History has again committed to the funding of the printing of the poster through a Federal Planning Grant.  The listing of programs will be posted on the SCIAA website as soon as I have received them, and I hope that the SCIAA website can be linked to other participant sites.  These programs and events are welcome to be displayed on anyone’s website, which will help to get the word out.  I want to thank everyone who has supported these events and programs through the years.

The deadline for program submissions is August 31, 2012.  If you want to help with the planning of South Carolina Archaeology Month activities, please contact me at the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, 
(803) 576-6573 Office, (803) 331-3431 Cell, or email me at

Thank you so much for your support, and I look forward to working with you again this year.

Sincerely yours,

Nena Powell Rice
2012 South Carolina Archaeology Month Coordinator
University of South Carolina
SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
1321 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC  29208
(803) 576-6573 Office(803) 331-3431

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