Data Recovery Excavations at Wood Pottery (38AK493/931)


Between May 23 and June 3, 2005, Brockington and Associates, Inc., conducted archaeological data recovery investigations at the Wood Pottery locus of site

38AK493/931 (Federal Aid Number: STP-UR02 [008], State File Number: 2.156B, PIN 30611) in Aiken County, South Carolina. These investigations were carried out under the Treatment Plan approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), and the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in

fulfillment of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among these parties. The two-part mitigation plan approved for 38AK493/931included (1) interpreting and presenting historical information related to the Thirteenth Street Industrial Complex in a series of weatherproof signs placed along the nearby greenway trail, and (2) undertaking data recovery excavations at the Wood Pottery Company kiln locality.

Cite this Record

Data Recovery Excavations at Wood Pottery (38AK493/931). Jon Bernard Marcoux, Thomas Whitley, Joan Gillard, Erin Kane, Michael Walsh, Jennifer Salo. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2010 ( tDAR id: 390850) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QC04RP

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 2005 to 2005 (The date the excavation took place.)

Calendar Date: 1904 to 1904 (Blacksmith Shop)

Calendar Date: 1905 to 1906 (The Wood Pottery Company)

Calendar Date: 1905 to 1927 (The Peoples Oil Company)

Calendar Date: 1912 to 1923 (A furniture company)

Calendar Date: 1923 to 1927 (The Star Sprayer Company)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.775; min lat: 33.512 ; max long: -81.664; max lat: 33.614 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Erin Kane; Joan Gillard; Chris Espenshade; Carl Steen; Martha Zierden; Jennifer Scheetz; Allison Wind; Damon Jackson; Justin Bradshaw; Jason Gray; James Page; John O'Donnell; Tamara Bruinink; Jennifer Bedell; Jeremy Davis; Trent Myers; Callie McLean; Rachel Vykukal

Field Director(s): Jon Bernard Marcoux

Lab Director(s): Deborah Casselberry

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas Whitley

Collaborator(s): The Federal Highway Administration; Davis and Floyd, Inc.; The City of North Augusta; The Hammond's Ferry Community; The Leyland Alliance

Sponsor(s): The South Carolina Department of Transportation

Prepared By(s): Brockington and Associates, Inc.


General Note: This site was deemed eligible for the NRHP due to it's historic significance in manufacturing ceramics. The report states that the site was an excellent example of Southeastern Industrialization and change regarding stoneware. It goes on to explain that "These changes included a shift to the use of Albany slip instead of alkaline glaze, modifications to basic vessel forms, and experimenting with new forms of firing technology."

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