North End Plantation, Ossabaw Island, Georgia: Preliminary Archaeological Investigations

Part of the Ossabaw Island project

Author(s): Daniel T. Elliott

Year: 2005


This report documents the 2005 archaeological investigations conducted at the North End Plantation site, Ossabaw Island, Chatham County, Georgia. This study was conducted by the LAMAR Institute and the Archaeological Services Unit, Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources for the Ossabaw Island Foundation. The field study was conducted from January through May, 2005 and this research formed part of the Save America’s Treasures grant project, funded by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior and the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. The study area was covered by topographic mapping and surface reconnaissance, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey, metal detector survey, selectively placed shovel tests, and 16 test units (totaling 20 m2). One previously unrecorded archaeological site, 9Ch1062, was defined by the project. Site 9CH1062 is a large site that contains eighteenth through twentieth century historic components and minor aboriginal components. This archaeological study represents a first look at many of these areas and serves to establish baseline information for future studies at this site. Site 9Ch1062 is considered to be a contributing element of the Ossabaw Island National Historic Landmark, and a long-term study of the site is recommended.

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North End Plantation, Ossabaw Island, Georgia: Preliminary Archaeological Investigations. Daniel T. Elliott. 2005 ( tDAR id: 366024) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KH0M9V

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min long: -81.205; min lat: 31.699 ; max long: -81.005; max lat: 31.873 ;

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