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The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology received a grant from the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History to conduct a statewide assessment of the cultural resources of the state. This report details the results of this one-year study to establish a representative sample of the archaeological and historical resources of the state of South Carolina, to be used by the South Carolina Heritage Trust as a planning tool for the possible acquisition of such sites as Heritage Preserves. A list of the 100 most "Critically Significant" sites and properties is presented along with the techniques and criteria utilized to establish a 100 site inventory. This list is not carved in stone, rather it reflects the archaeological community's current knowledge of the state's resources. In the future this list will evolve and change; it is flexible. This list is not meant to be anything but a planning tool for the Heritage Trust.
The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology--University of South Carolina
South Carolina Heritage Trust, Cultural resources, Excavations, South Carolina, Archaeology
Judge, Christopher and Smith, Steven D., "Acquiring the Past for the Future: The South Carolina Heritage Trust Statewide Assessment of Cultural Sites" (1991). Research Manuscript Series. 230.