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Cultural Resources Survey of the Levesque Tract

Author(s): Emily Jateff ; Eric C. Poplin

Year: 2007

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Summary

"On October 9, 2007, Brockington and Associates, Inc., conducted a cultural resources survey

of the Levesque Tract in Charleston County, South Carolina. This survey was conducted for

Mr. Steven Levesque in compliance with the requests of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH), prior to the construction of a

proposed dock on the southern edge of the tract. To assess the potential for the undertaking to affect

historic properties, we conducted an archaeological survey of the entire tract, including an inspection

of the wetland areas bordering the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW). We followed the South

Carolina Standards and Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations established by the State

Historic Preservation Office (SCDAH 2005). ..."


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Cite this Record

Cultural Resources Survey of the Levesque Tract. Emily Jateff, Eric C. Poplin. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2007 ( tDAR id: 391186) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8542PVW


URL: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.045; min lat: 32.607 ; max long: -79.855; max lat: 32.821 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Lab Director(s): Emily Jateff

Principal Investigator(s): Eric C. Poplin


Notes

General Note: "We examined the APE for the proposed dock in more detail than the entire tract. Here, 5-meter-interval shovel tests revealed that Woodland and Mississippian artifacts occur in association with recently burned tree fragments. The soils here are different from those encountered to the north and suggest that land clearing and burning of the cleared debris mixed the soils within 15 meters of the edge of the marsh. It is highly unlikely that this portion of the site contains any archaeological deposits that can generate important information about the site or its role in regional settlement 10 systems. Thus, the southern portion of the site (i.e., areas within 15 meters of the marsh edge) contains no deposits that can contribute to the NRHP eligibility of 38CH2165. Since all grounddisturbing activities associated with the construction of the proposed dock will occur within 3 to 5 meters of the edge of the marsh in the disturbed portion of the site, the proposed undertaking will not degrade any portion of 38CH2165 such that its eligibility for the NRHP will be compromised. Thus, as currently designed, the construction of the proposed dock will not affect 38CH2165. The southern portion of 38CH2165 warrants no further management consideration with respect to the currently proposed dock construction."

General Note: Site 38CH2165 was recommended potentially eligible for the NRHP due to it's potential to tie into some closely neighboring previous finds.


File Information

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