SC Archaeology Public Outreach Division
South Carolina Project Archaeology partners with the South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division, Inc. (SCAPOD) to help promote Project Archaeology resources to the teachers and students of South Carolina. SCAPOD was incorporated as an official 501c3 non-profit organization in 2010 with a mission to encourage knowledge of South Carolina’s cultural heritage and archaeology. This non-profit offers a wide variety of hands-on programs designed to encourage future and long-lasting support for the discipline of archaeology in South Carolina. For more information, please visit scapod.org.
After attending the Project Archaeology Leadership Academy in June of 2015, Erik Shofner became the South Carolina Project Archaeology State Coordinator. Erik is one of the co-founders of SCAPOD, and has over 12 years of field, laboratory, and public outreach experience working in South Carolina archaeology. His primary focus is in prehistoric archaeology with an emphasis in Paleoindian studies and primitive technology. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina. Erik also holds a certificate in Museum Management where he trained in using archaeological material and research to develop interactive exhibits. He has worked at the Topper Site in Allendale, SC, the Johannes Kolb Site in Darlington, SC, as well as other excavations throughout the state.