Test Excavations at Five Sites on the Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter County, South Carolina

Summary

Archaeological site testing was conducted on five sites on the Poinsett Electronic Comba Range (PECR) at Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter County, South Carolina. The sites investigated were 38SU140, 38SU148, 38SU188, 38SU195 and 38SU209. Sites 38Ul48, 38SU188 and 38SUl95 all refl ected late 1911 to early 20111 century occupations associated with rural agrirulture. All of these sites had received impacts to their integrity from logging, farming and the demolition of structures following the federal acquisition of the land which would fonn the PECR. As a result, none of these sites were recommended eligible for nomination 10 the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Site 38SU188 also contained a prehistoric component which was likewise determined to be not eligible for nomination to the NRHP. Sites 38SUl40 and 38SU209 are both prehistoric sites which were determined to be eligible for nomination to the NRHP. Site 38SU140 contains extensive remains from the Late Archaic and Middle/Late Woodland periods as well as a scatter of Early Woodland artifacts. Site 38SU209 contains materi als from the Early Archaic, terminal Late Archaic, Early Woodland. and Middle/Late Woodland periods, with the terminal Late Archaic and Middle/Late Woodland

periods best represented.

Cite this Record

Test Excavations at Five Sites on the Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter County, South Carolina. Charles E. Cantley, Mark Swanson. New South Associates Technical Report ,849. Stone Mountain, Georgia: New South Associates, Inc. 2003 ( tDAR id: 381468) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89K4C50

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.565; min lat: 33.877 ; max long: -80.343; max lat: 34.017 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Charles E. Cantley

Landowner(s): United States Air Force

Repository(s): South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

Prepared By(s): New South Associates, Inc

Submitted To(s): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District; Geo-Marine, Inc.

Record Identifiers

Contract No. (s): DACA63-99-D-0010

Delivery Order No.(s): 0027

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