(Published September 13, 2016

by SCAPOD in Events)

About the Arkhaios poster
,artist Amiri Farris


Twenty-five years ago, October was designated as Archaeology Month in South Carolina and there are always a plethora of fascinating events and programs highlighting the world of archaeology from which to choose. One such event that has quickly become a favorite is the Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival, one of only two archaeological film festivals held in the United States of America. Arkhaios, now in its fourth year, takes place on Hilton Head Island, SC and was founded by Jean Guilleux, an avocational archaeologist.

2016 Arkhaios Film Festival Official Selection Unveiled 

Dr. Kimberly Cavanagh ​

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Intended to be an educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research, illustrated by documentary films, it is also meant to encourage initiatives and exchanges between the different actors of the world of archaeological films. Too often these productions, which fuse art and science, are unknown and suffer from limited distribution channels. As well, a key goal of the festival is to trigger the interest of the South Carolinian filmmakers to apply their art to the state’s history...... 


New Dates

December 1-3

The Arkhaios 2016 Film Festival was originally planned for October 20-22, 2016, but due to the hurricane impact has been rescheduled for December 1-3, 2016.

The Festival will be held at the Coligny Theatre and tickets are available online at the Coastal Discovery Museum website or by calling the Museum at 843-689-6767, ext. 224.  Tickets are $20 for a three day pass, $10 for one day, or $5 per film.​

is brought to

Hilton Head Island by the Coastal Discovery Museum​

and the support of the

SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of South Carolina

Arkhaios Film Festival celebrates cultural heritage

Reprint - Hilton Head Sun, October 5, 2016

An annual event on Hilton Head Island, SC - December 1-3, 2016



Ark​haios 2016

Arkhaios 2016

A quick review of some of the trailers of the films to be screened this year.
2016 Trailer