Archaeological Investigations at the Sapelo Lighthouse, Sapelo Island, Georgia

Part of the Sapelo Island project

Author(s): Lewis H. Larson, Jr.

Year: 1997


On 19 March 1997 lewis Larson and Dave Davis conducted archaeological investigations and the monitoring of trenching activities at the basal periphery of the Sapelo Lighthouse to determine the presence of archaeological resources and to determine the nature of the architectural foundation structure. Also present were Mr. David Freedman, Chief of Maintenance and Construction Section, Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites Division, Mr. Ronnie Rogers, Archaeologist, and Ms. Tracy Rutherford, Architect, Historic Sites Division. The investigations involved the mechanical excavation of three separate trenches placed on the southern, southwestern and northern sides of the lighthouse extending outward five feet in a perpendicular fashion from the base of the lighthouse structure. A visual inspection of the exterior and interior of the lighthouse structure was also undertaken to assess the preservation state of the building as well as recording soil stratigraphy in the area. The creation of photographic documentation of both the assessment activities and the present condition of the lighthouse structure was also employed.

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Archaeological Investigations at the Sapelo Lighthouse, Sapelo Island, Georgia. Lewis H. Larson, Jr.. 1997 ( tDAR id: 366201) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8XG9P76

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

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