South Carolina Archaeological Archive Flood Recovery Project

Author(s): Meg Gaillard

Year: 2018


Following the 2015 flood event that affected the Carolinas from October 1-5, 2015, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust Program archaeologists, along with volunteers, student and professional archaeologists worked to recover artifacts, photographs, and documents located in a facility next to Gills Creek in Columbia, SC. The entirety of the archive was inundated with flood water. Learn about the disaster recovery methods used and lessons learned from this catastrophic event that might help you and your staff prepare for and recover from future disasters.

Cite this Record

South Carolina Archaeological Archive Flood Recovery Project. Meg Gaillard. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441962)


Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 982