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Archaeological Data Recovery at Site 38BU1294, Cane Island, South Carolina

Author(s): Eric C. Poplin ; Tina Rust ; Bruce G. Harvey ; Dawn Reid ; Bobby G. Southerlin

Year: 1996

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Brockington and Associates, Inc. undertook archaeological data recovery

investigations at 38BU1294 in August 1995. This site occupies approximately 2.2 acres on the western edge of Cane Island along the eastern bank of the Beaufort River. Survey and testing conducted at 38BU1294 in 1992 revealed two intact occupation middens containing a diverse and dense artifact assemblage dating to the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century (Espenshade and Kennedy 1992:53). Data recovery excavations concentrated on areas of greatest midden content, faunal preservation, and likelihood of structural remains.

Excavations identified four features: two refuse areas and two post holes. The refuse areas and one post hole were associated with an eighteenth/early nineteenth century slave occupation. The second post pit represented a Late Archaic/Woodland component.

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Archaeological Data Recovery at Site 38BU1294, Cane Island, South Carolina. Eric C. Poplin, Tina Rust, Bruce G. Harvey, Dawn Reid, Bobby G. Southerlin. Brockington and Associates, Inc. 1996 ( tDAR id: 391039) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8611152


Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.688; min lat: 32.347 ; max long: -80.625; max lat: 32.407 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Bruce G. Harvey ; Dawn Reid ; Bobby G. Southerlin

Field Director(s): Tina Rust

Principal Investigator(s): Eric C. Poplin

Landowner(s): Fred Trask

Submitted To(s): South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Record Identifiers

Brockington and Associates, Inc., report number(s): 0581


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

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