(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.

Arkhaios 2015 Review

Reprint - Legacy, vol. 19, No. 2, December 2015

Ark​haios 2016

2016 Trailer

Official Films Selection


A Rich Tapestry of World Cultures


3 Days, 19 Films, 10 Countries, 15 Cultures

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

An annual event on Hilton Head Island, SC - October 20-22, 2016


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

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...... 


Arkhaios 2016