SUBMERGED: Underwater Archaeology in South Carolina

The Maritime Research Division at the University of South Carolina will visit 8th grade classrooms throughout the state of South Carolina in Spring of 2019 and share with students the watery world of underwater archaeology in the Palmetto state. SC Humanities helped support this statewide educational project with a Major Grant.

These informative sessions, designed for single classroom-size, are comprised of a short presentation, video clips and hands-on activities to engage students in the understanding and appreciation of submerged archaeological resources. Each session lasts 40-60 minutes, depending on teacher’s classroom time availability. Instructors can accommodate 5 sessions per day and larger schools can be accommodated over a two-day period.

Schools wishing to participate need to fill out the application form and submit to Project Director, Ryan Bradley via email at no later than November 30, 2018. (Make sure to download the application, fill it out and save it before emailing. Double check the form is filled out before emailing.) Any questions about the program may also be directed to Mr. Bradley. This program is offered at no cost to the school districts through support from the grant. Schools will be selected based on responses to the application, need, and region.

Under the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Maritime Research Division preserves and protects South Carolina maritime archaeological heritage through research, management, and public education and outreach. More information about the Maritime Research Division can be found on their website.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.