Archaeological Investigations at the Sapelo Lighthouse and Oilhouse

Part of the Sapelo Island project

Author(s): Morgan R. Crook, Jr.

Year: 1997


Archaeological investigations were undertaken at the Sapelo Island Lighthouse and its adjacent Oil House on December 14 and 15, 1996 (Figures 1 & 2). The limited goal of this investigation was to recover data from the interior of these two structures related

to their form, function, and use in order to provide information useful for their accurate restoration and interpretation. This report provides a brief historic background for the lighthouse, details the excavation methods, summarizes the recovered archaeological materials, discusses the investigation results, and then offers recommendations for restoration and interpretation.

Information generated by this investigation- including photographs, scale arawings, notes, and artifacts - are temporarily curated at the Antonio J: Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory under Accession No. 301 (Catalog Numbers 1 - 10). Arrangements for permanent curation are to be negotiated at a later date.

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Archaeological Investigations at the Sapelo Lighthouse and Oilhouse. Morgan R. Crook, Jr.. 1997 ( tDAR id: 366200) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QN64X8

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.312; min lat: 31.374 ; max long: -81.151; max lat: 31.564 ;

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