The South Carolina Underwater Antiquities Act: Mandated management of submerged archaeological resources and avocational collection in the Palmetto State

Author(s): Nathan W Fulmer; Jessica Irwin

Year: 2016

Summary

For over 40 years, SCIAA’s Maritime Research Division has championed efforts to preserve and protect South Carolina's maritime archaeological heritage through research, management, and public education and outreach.  The state's Hobby Diver License Program is a unique partnership between researchers and divers that combines management of underwater sites and submerged cultural material through licensing with a robust public education and outreach component.   In addition to outlining the MRD’s current role in managing the Hobby Diver License Program, this paper will detail a number of program initiatives that have been implemented in recent years, including the development of field training programs and workshops, volunteer coordination, and public engagement via a growing online and social media presence. 

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The South Carolina Underwater Antiquities Act: Mandated management of submerged archaeological resources and avocational collection in the Palmetto State. Nathan W Fulmer, Jessica Irwin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434671)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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