Archaeological Resources Overview of Shaw Air Force Base and Pointsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter County, South Carolina

Summary

As a result of over 20 years of archaeology, numerous sites hove been identified and investigated on Show AFB and Poinsett ECR. This report summarizes what has been learned from the work that has been done thus for on some of the more significant sites and provides discussion about the research potential of those sites and direction for future research at Show and Poinsett.

Most interesting from a prehistoric perspective was the area around Big Boy, which contains numerous multicomponent sites with a rich archaeological record that is able to provide detail on household structure, intra-site patterning, ceramic technology, lithic raw material preferences, and prehistoric diet. The significant historic sites con provide information on rural antebellum and Postbellum plantation life, nineteenth century towns, and the lives of African-American form owners and ministers. Historical documents regarding Show and Poinsett abound, particularly for the time of acquisition. These documents, along with census data, family papers, and other resources con provide a detailed look at the communities that existed throughout its history.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Resources Overview of Shaw Air Force Base and Pointsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter County, South Carolina. United States Air Force Air Combat Command, Natalie Adams. New South Associates Technical Report ,Number 1276. Fort Worth, Texas: US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. 2006 ( tDAR id: 377835) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RX9D1Q

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.54; min lat: 33.929 ; max long: -80.391; max lat: 34.013 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Shaw Air Force Base

Landowner(s): United States Air Force

Permitting Agency(s): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Prepared By(s): New South Associates

Submitted To(s): Geo-Marine, Inc.

Record Identifiers

US Air Force Air Combat Command Series(s): Number 39

Subcontract No.(s): 1030sc04-Arev, Task Order 2

Notes

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