Courtyard Columbia 


Downtown at USC 


is Host Hotel

2017 Arkhaios Film Festival

Press Release


2017 Arkhaios Film Festival

PR 2017-11
Press Release For Immediate Release

 5th Annual Arkhaios Film Festival
A Rich Tapestry of World Cultures


The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA)
The Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina
The Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club
bring the event to Columbia, SC
October 19-21, 2017

 Columbia, SC -- The Arkhaios Film Festival is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival that will take place October 19-21, 2017, at Gambrell Hall, on the campus of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

 The Heritage Trust Program of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, and The Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club are proud to bring the Arkhaios Film Festival to the campus of the University in Columbia, SC.

The Film Registration period for the 2017 Arkhaios Film Festival is now closed. Filmmakers from all over the world have registered their films. Here is a sample of the topics submitted, covering a rich tapestry of World Cultures:

13th century Mongolia, search for the tomb of Genghis Khan
Bog Bodies in Ireland and Denmark
Bonaparte Egyptian Campaign and the birth of modern archaeology
Bronze age village dubbed “British Pompeii”
Central Alaska Yup’ik people
Children discover medieval Glasgow, and Viking past
Construction of the replica of a 2600 years old Greek boat
Glagolithic period in Croatia
Harvesting salt in India

Homegrown Heroes: the Lowcountry in WWII, coming home
Introduction to the Vikings
Investigative journey into the murky world of the antiques trade
Mongollon culture of America’s Southwest
Movement study of cave paintings
Mural paintings conservation in Cyprus
Mysteries of Chambord castle
Mystery of a luxurious Celtic funerary chamber
Navajo culture
Necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga in Luxor
Paleolithic burial recreation
Role of chariots in the unification of China
Roman gold mining in Portugal
Ship recycling workers in Alang, India and Brownsville, Texas USA
Sicily Heritage
South Carolina Human Prehistory
The creation of a detailed replica of the Chauvet Cave
The Epicurean Inscription of Diogenes of Oinoanda, Turkey
The last Neanderthal
The Southern campaign of the American Revolution
The tumultuous birth of Prehistory

The Screening Committee is now evaluating all registered films to determine the Official Selection, which will be announced at the end of August, and presented at the Festival.

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The three-day Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual event, part of the 26th Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month. It is free, open to the public, and is an educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films.

Information is available at: http://www.arkhaiosfilmfestival.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArkhaiosFilmFestival
For more information, contact Arkhaios Film Festival info@arkhaiosfilmfestival.org.

PR 2017-12
Press Release For Immediate Release

              5th Annual Arkhaios Film Festival
              A Rich Tapestry of World Cultures
              October 19-21, 2017, Columbia, SC


Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC                      is Arkhaios Host Hotel

 Columbia, SC -- The Arkhaios Film Festival is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival that will take place October 19-21, 2017, at Gambrell Hall, on the campus of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

The Heritage Trust Program of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, and The Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club are proud to bring the Arkhaios Film Festival to the campus of the University in Columbia SC.

The host hotel for the 2017 Arkhaios Film Festival is the Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, 630 Assembly Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, USA.

The hotel is directly adjacent to the University of South Carolina; Go Gamecocks! Only a few steps from Williams Brice Stadium, across the street from Carolina Coliseum, a short distance to the State Capitol & the Historic Congaree Vista District which has a variety of shopping, dining & nightlife! After a day of attending the Arkhaios Film Festival you can return to the 189-room hotel featuring complimentary property-wide Wi-Fi, onsite Bistro dining & 24-hour market. Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, laundry facilities, outdoor pool (opened seasonally) & onsite fitness center.

The rate negotiated for Arkhaios is $139.00 per night for standard non-smoking room. Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%) and a Destination Marketing Fee (currently 2% per room per night) in effect at the time of check-out. 
Complementary Items: Complimentary Parking, Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Check In/Out Times: Hotel check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am.  Any room that is not checked out of by 12:00pm on the designated day of departure will be subject to a half day sleeping room rate for each room in violation unless permission granted by front desk staff.
Cut-off Date:  Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 9/25/2017
Dates of Application: October 18-19-20-21, 2017

To make a reservation, please click on this link and you will be directed to your group booking page: Book your group rate for Arkhaios Film Festival . Phone reservations can be made by calling 803-799-7800.

The following rate applies to SCDNR employees and anyone with a valid government ID (state, federal, etc.):
The rate negotiated for government employees is $105.00 per night for standard non-smoking room. Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%) and a Destination Marketing Fee (currently 2% per room per night) in effect at the time of check-out. 
To make a reservation, please click on this link and you will be directed to your group booking page: Book your group rate for SC Department of Natural Resources . Phone reservations can be made by calling 803-799-7800.
Government ID needs to be presented upon check-in.

                                                    # # #
The three-day Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual event, part of the 26th Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month. It is free, open to the public, and is an educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films.


Information is available at: http://www.arkhaiosfilmfestival.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArkhaiosFilmFestival
For more information, contact Arkhaios Film Festival info@arkhaiosfilmfestival.org.

on University of South


Carolina Campus,


Columbia, SC