The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH) are pleased to offer ArchSite, an online cultural resource information system for the state of South Carolina. ArchSite combines data from the state's archaeological and built heritage to provide researchers with an online source for cultural resource information.
ArchSite includes two applications that have been designed for specific users: Public View and Subscription View. Note: The previous version of ArchSite required all viewers to register and log in; the current version requires that only subscribers do so. Users of the Public View Map may go directly to the map.
Access to the archaeological sites database is restricted to Federal, state, local, government and private historic preservation consultants for the purposes of preserving and protecting historic properties as defined by the National Historic Preservation Act, amended 2006. The exact location of historic properties owned by the Federal government and in this database are protected from public disclosure under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 and misuse of this information is a violation of this act and subject to Federal prosecution. BY ENTERING THIS SITE AS A SUBSCRIBER YOU AGREE TO RESTRICT ACTIVITIES TO THESE PURPOSES.
Consulting ArchSite does not satisfy the obligation of federal and/or state agencies to consult with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH) pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (as amended), and state laws including the Mining Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, and the Protection of State-Owned or Leased Historic Properties law.
Funding for the development of ArchSite was provided by the South Carolina Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
Archaeological data is updated weekly.
Scanned archaeological site forms for most counties are now available for viewing and downloading in the form of PDF documents to subscribers. PDFs of site forms for the remaining counties will be uploaded as they are completed: Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, and Berkeley.
Please let us know if you encounter problems with ArchSite. Include the date on which you encountered the problem and versions of both the operating system and browser you used (e.g., Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9).
Email this information to the ArchSite team.