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SCAPOD is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2010 by three like-minded anthropology graduate students who wanted to see a greater focus in archaeology outreach and education in South Carolina.

Our vision is for all South Carolinians to know and appreciate their shared cultural heritage and understand its importance to the state, the nation, and the world.

Our mission is to promote and preserve South Carolina’s shared cultural heritage through archaeology education, outreach, and partnership.


  • Heléna Ferguson

  • Meg Gaillard

  • Erik Shofner

executive director

Erik Shofner - Archaeologist; Library Assistant, Spartanburg County Public Library


  • Kimberly Cavanagh - Anthropology Professor, University of South Carolina – Beaufort

  • Audrey Dawson-Croft - Archaeologist; Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina - Beaufort & Midlands Technical College

  • Heléna Ferguson - Anthropology Professor, Midlands Technical College

  • Meg Gaillard, Archaeologist - SCDNR Heritage Trust Program

  • Jeremy VanderKnyff - Associate VP of Program Value, Proactive MD

  • JoAnn Zeise - Curator of History, South Carolina State Museum