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19th century industry in the American South: Scull Shoals Mill Village (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Stacy J. Lundgren. James Wettstaed.

The shoals of the Oconee River have greatly influenced early American settlement and land use in Georgia, one of the United States’ original thirteen colonies.   Scull Shoals, a major river crossing in what is now Greene County, became the location of a small frontier settlement on the east bank of the Oconee River in the 1790s.  After the turn of the century, industry at the shoals included a water-powered grist mill and Georgia’s first paper mill.  In the following decades, mill operations at...


Camp Lawton:  Life and Death of a Civil War Prison (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Sue Moore. J. Kevin Chapman. Amanda L. Morrow.

In 2010 Georgia Southern University began a long term project to investigate and interpret Camp Lawton Prison near Millen, Georgia.  This prison had a short lifespan, only six weeks to construct and six weeks of occupation and yet it has proven to have one of the most intact prisoner occupation areas of any Civil War prison in the United States.  Results of work so far have demonstrated the efficacy of metal detection use in the prisoner occupation area, developed a conservation strategy for...


Conserving the CSS Georgia (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Carrigan Miller.

Over the course of the CSS Georgia project, a wide array of artifacts have been recovered, all of which are in the process of being conserved at the Texas A&M Conservation Research Laboratory. Each artifact poses its own unique challenges and in order to effectively conserve an artifact the appropriate technique must be selected. This presentation outlines the differing techniques for de-concreting wood, iron, and cuprous materials, as well as how to avoid common pitfalls that might be...


Construction, Identification, and Conservation of a 19th Century Iron Cannon (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Clinton P Brooks.

There are multiple issues that must be addressed during the archaeological conservation of iron cannon from underwater environments. Due to their size and weight they are difficult to transport and handle, and their size means that the cost of materials for conservation is high. The diversification of cannon types in the 19th century necessitates highly accurate documentation and recording to insure correct identification of type. This paper outlines the methods used for the recording,...


Data Recovery of the CSS Georgia (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Stephen James.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, in partnership with the Georgia Ports Authority, is proposing to expand the Savannah Harbor navigation channel on the Savannah River.  As designed, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will consist of deepening and widening various portions of the harbor. Previous surveys identified the remains of the CSS Georgia, a Civil War ironclad within the Area of Potential Effect, and as proposed, the SHEP would adversely affect this National...


End-of-Life Choices and 19th Century North Georgia Cemeteries (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT L. Meghan Dennis.

In 1835, Carmel Baptist Church was established in the rural town of BrickStore, Georgia. Though not a large settlement by modern standards, Carmel drew from a dense population and was located in a built-up and developed area. Only 16 years later, the church combined with another congregation and instead of staying in BrickStore, the new Carmel Baptist Church was moved outside of the settled zone and into an unpopulated area marked only by the junction of two country roads.  The cemetery...


How Many Lead Balls Does It Take to Make a Battlefield? And Other Questions that Keep Conflict Archaeologists Up at Night (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Rita F. Elliott. Daniel Elliott.

Explore nine conflict archaeology projects funded through the American Battlefield Protection Program that have created myth-busting, fact-finding, context-developing, landscape-defining, community-collaborating results! The LAMAR Institute’s work on these projects in Georgia, Louisiana, and South Carolina encompassed Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, and other conflict archaeology sites. Project areas lay in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Presenters examine the tangible successes of...


Maritime Archaeology on Middle Georgia Rivers, USA (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Stephen A. Hammack.

This paper will discuss research into the maritime history of the three major rivers of the Middle Georgia region. These include the Flint, Ocmulgee, and Oconee Rivers. The aspects addressed will include prehistoric and historic fish weirs and dugout canoes, as well as 18th, 19th, and 20th century poleboats, steamboats, ferries, barges, and other inland watercraft. A summary of fieldwork in the region since 2005 will also be included.


POLLEN ANALYSIS OF TWO CELLARS AT HANNAH'S QUARTER, 9JS195, GEORGIA (2001)

DOCUMENT Linda Scott Cummings.

Five pollen samples from two cellars at Hannah's Quarter (9JS195) were examined to identify any evidence of plants that might have been processed or stored. In addition, the pollen record should inform concerning historic vegetation.


Precursors of Missionization: Early European Contact on the Georgia Coast, 1514-1587 (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT John Worth.

Beginning not long after the Spanish discovery of the Florida peninsula in 1513, indigenous groups along the Georgia coast were increasingly subject to sporadic maritime visits by Spanish and later French ships. By the time Georgia’s coastal chiefdoms were assimilated into the expanding Franciscan mission system of Spanish Florida after 1587, they had already experienced more than seven decades of occasional interaction with European slavers, colonists, soldiers, missionaries, traders, and...


Streamlining the process: using handheld devices for in-field data collection on Ossabaw Island, Georgia. (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Rachel Black. Chad Caswell. Leslie Johansen.

The last few years has seen a rise in the development of tools and technology that enable the collection of archaeological data directly into electronic formats using handheld devices such as tablets and smartphones. These applications not only eliminate traditional paper collection issues but also decrease in-field collection errors and reduce post-processing times. This poster will focus on the utilization of Petroglyph, an application specifically developed for the first phase of a research...


"Where Did That Come From?" Accessioning Methods utilized on the excavation of the CSS Georgia. (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Clinton P Brooks.

Accessioning artifacts from the excavation of the CSS Georgia present unique circumstances in that the requirements placed by the methods of excavation combined with the sheer scale and size of material necessitate specialized strategies in place to quickly and efficiently. Due to the changing archaeological phases as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, necessitating a complete excavation of the site,  a progression from small artifact recovery to mechanized recovery a plan was put in...


You Missed a Spot: How Proper Conservation Revealed Much about an Obscure Aspect of Nineteenth Century Naval Technology (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Miguel Gutierrez.

The Texas A&M Conservation Research Laboratory is currently in charge of the conservation of artifacts from the CSS Georgia, a massive Confederate ironclad vessel purposely scuttled in 1864. Among the artifacts being treated are brass gun sights used to enhance the accuracy of naval cannon. However, literature on these specific sights is simply nonexistent. Yet, great research is not always the consultation of numerous scholarly articles or thick, heavy tomes. Sometimes, great research is just a...


You Say You Want a Revolution: Eighteenth Century Conflict Archaeology in the Savannah River Watershed of Georgia and South Carolina (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Daniel Elliott. Rita F. Elliott.

Revolution came with a vengeance to colonial Georgia and South Carolina by the late 1770s. This poster explores revolutionary events at Savannah, New Ebenezer, Brier Creek, Carr’s Fort, and Kettle Creek in Georgia, and Purysburg in South Carolina.  Since 2001 several entities have completed battlefield archaeology studies in the Savannah River watershed of Georgia and South Carolina. This includes investigations by the LAMAR Institute, Coastal Heritage Society, and Cypress Cultural Consultants....

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America