Recent Archaeological Investigations on Dataw Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina


Archaeologists with Brockington and Associates, Inc., undertook limited investigations of

the B. B. Sams Plantation Complex (38BU581) and the Cotton Dike Cemetery (38BU508) on Dataw

Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina. These investigations include ground penetrating radar

(GPR) survey of the Sams Family Cemetery at 38BU581 and the Cotton Dike Cemetery, an African-

American cemetery, and limited excavations at the reported location of the former well in the B. B.

Sams Plantation complex. The investigations within 38BU581 provided information to the Dataw

Historic Foundation (DHF), a committee of the Dataw Island Owners’ Association (the manager and

owners of the archaeological sites on Dataw Island), for their proposed stabilization of the tabby wall

around the Sams Family Cemetery and the proposed reconstruction of the former well. GPR survey

of the Cotton Dike Cemetery provided an estimate of the number of graves located in this burying


Cite this Record

Recent Archaeological Investigations on Dataw Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina. Brockington and Associates, Eric C. Poplin, Gwendolyn Burns, Andrew Agha. Mt Pleasant, SC: Brockington and Associates. 2006 ( tDAR id: 391015) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8N87C2V

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.795; min lat: 32.202 ; max long: -80.421; max lat: 32.509 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Andrew Agha; Gwendolyn burns; Cathy Crocker; Jack Brown; Christi Henry; Benji Simmons; Greg Djouboulian; David Dellenbach; Chris Maisey; Arianna shackle; Emily Jateff; Nicole Isenbarger; Carol Poplin; Ed Salo

Principal Investigator(s): Eric C. Poplin

Sponsor(s): The Dataw Historical Foundation

Prepared By(s): Brockington and Associates


General Note: These investigations also provide a venue for additional investigation of the B. B. Sams Plantation complex, should the DHF decide to pursue more archaeological investigations.

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