Archaeological Data Recovery at Site 38CH1511, The Ellis Tract, Charleston County, South Carolina

Author(s): Eric Poplin; Carol Poplin; Tina Rust; Ralph Bailey

Year: 2003


Brockington and Associates, Inc. undertook data recovery investigations at 38CH1511 in June and July 1998. This site contains remnants of a former building associated with an eighteenth-century plantation settlement. Eubanks et al. ( 1994) recommended 38CH1511 eligible for the National Register of Historic Places after encountering intact structures and cultural deposits during survey and testing investigations. Following the data recovery excavations at 38CH1511, archaeologists identified the building as a possible kitchen. These excavations also recovered a large sample of artifacts associated with the eighteenth century occupation.

The data recovery activities at 38CH1511 resulted in the removal of a sample of the significant information at these sites. This sample was employed to address the research issues outlined in the approved data recovery plan. While artifact deposits remain at the sites, it is unlikely that information beyond that recovered to date can be generated by additional excavations. Therefore, the adverse effects of the planned development activities within 3 8CH 1511 are mitigated through these data recovery investigations and should be allowed to proceed as planned.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Data Recovery at Site 38CH1511, The Ellis Tract, Charleston County, South Carolina. Eric Poplin, Carol Poplin, Tina Rust, Ralph Bailey. Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2003 ( tDAR id: 391034) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8P55PBK

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1745 to 1795

Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.013; min lat: 32.71 ; max long: -79.878; max lat: 32.792 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Ralph Bailey

Contributor(s): Carol Poplin; Tina Rust

Principal Investigator(s): Eric Poplin

Landowner(s): Van Smith Concrete (North Charleston, SC)

Sponsor(s): Van Smith Concrete (North Charleston, SC)

Submitted To(s): South Carolina Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)

Record Identifiers

Brockington and Associates, Inc., report number(s): 0936


General Note: Curation facility: South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

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