AMDA Charleston 2018

Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist (AMDA) will present its 13th class offering, in Charleston, South Carolina, on November 9-11, 2018. The Charleston Museum will be the local partner for this class.

AMDA is certified under the Register of Professional Archaeologists’ continuing professional education program. The goal of the class is to provide professional archaeologists with an understanding of current best practices in metal detecting, and to provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of devices from a variety of manufacturers.

The course is offered as 24-credits. There are 8 hours of classroom work and, the field portion is 16 hours. Fees will be $350 for 24 credits. At this class, the field sessions will be held at the Dill Sanctuary site owned by the Charleston Museum..

The Dill Sanctuary had many uses during the 18th and 19th century. It was a plantation and slave quarters, saw British and Hessian soldier occupation during the American Revolutionary War, as well as fortifications and camps during the Civil War. Our goal will be to locate one of the Confederate camps on the site.

Class size is limited to 30.

Training location:  Charleston Museum 360 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403

Charleston Registration Form

For more information contact Jo Balicki at, or Joel Bohy at