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Part of the Ossabaw Island project

Year: 2002

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This report provides an overview of limited archaeological investigations carried out on Ossabaw Island by the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA), Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division, in 2001-2002. Ossabaw Island is managed by DNR's Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Initial investigations were precipitated by erosion at 9CH155, located on a bluff overlooking Newell Creek at the southern end of the island. The erosion exposed Indian burials, and recovery and re-interment operations were undertaken in concert with the Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns. It was determined that monitoring of the bluff

erosion rate should be undertaken, and as part of that process, the site was investigated to determine the archaeological components present and their spatial distributions. These investigations were meshed with programming for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Investigations revealed occupations from the Late Archaic Period through the early 20th century.

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Cite this Record

Ossabaw Island: ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS AT 9CH155 (THE NEWELL CREEK SITE) 2001-2002. 2002 ( tDAR id: 367809) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BK19PT


Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Rachel Black

Record Identifiers

Site number(s): 9CH155

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
bag-inventory-list.pdf 7.48mb Sep 28, 2011 10:51:17 AM Public
field-forms.pdf 66.03mb Sep 28, 2011 10:51:19 AM Public
field-notes-and-forms.pdf 30.51mb Sep 28, 2011 10:51:26 AM Public
archaeological-investigations-at-9ch155.pdf 155.83mb Sep 28, 2011 10:51:29 AM Public
scouts-at-ossabaw.pdf 9.57mb Sep 29, 2011 7:28:32 AM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America