Archaeological Survey at the South End Site, Sapelo Island, Georgia

Part of the Sapelo Island project

Author(s): Nicholas Honerkamp; Colin Bean

Year: 2008


This report summarizes the results of an archaeological survey on Sapelo Island, Georgia by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Archaeological Field School. Under the direction of the author, a modified systematic survey was undertaken in an area believed to contain archaeological remains associated with antebellum slave cabins. The suspected cabins, about 275 to 300m north and northeast of the Reynolds Mansion/Spalding Big House were first noted by Dr. Ray Crook, and he provided the UTC researchers with a superimposed section of the 1857 DuVal map over a modem landscape (Figure 1). No Georgia Site File designation has been assigned to this site; it will be referred to in this report as the "Spalding Site." Thomas Spalding, a major planter on the Georgia coast during the antebellum period (DeVan 2008; Sullivan 1997), built a substantial manor at the site ofthe present Reynolds Mansion. The line of cabins illustrated in the DuVal map are believed to be the nearest to Spalding's mansion of any slave cabins slave associated with his plantation.

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Archaeological Survey at the South End Site, Sapelo Island, Georgia. Nicholas Honerkamp, Colin Bean. 2008 ( tDAR id: 370055) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8988576

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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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