Archaeological Investigations at site 38JA272

Author(s): Carol Poplin; Inna Burns

Year: 2004


"In July 2003, Brockington and Associates, Inc., conducted excavations in the portion of archaeological site 38JA272 that will be affected by the construction of Phase I of the South Carolina Pipeline Company’s (SCPC) 82 mile South System Loop Natural Gas Pipeline near Ridgeland in Jasper County, South Carolina. Archaeological monitoring of construction activities at site 38JA272 was conducted in November 2003. Archaeological site 38JA272 is a possible Civil War rifle trench with a surrounding surface and subsurface Pre-Contact and Post-Contact artifact scatter. However, no Civil War related materials were discovered during either phase of this investigation. The relationship of this site to the nearby Honey Hill Battle site (38JA1008), if any, cannot be determined from these investigations. The possible rifle trench remains intact within 38JA272. The installation of pipeline disrupted no archaeological deposits associated with the rifle trench. Therefore, the construction of the pipeline through a portion of 38JA272 had no adverse effect on the site. It remains eligible for the National Register of Historic Places."

Cite this Record

Archaeological Investigations at site 38JA272. Carol Poplin, Inna Burns. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2004 ( tDAR id: 391264) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Z320XK

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1861 to 1865 (The American Civil War)

Calendar Date: 1864 to 1864 (The Battle of Honey Hill)

Calendar Date: 1862 to 1862 (Year that the earthworks were constructed by Confederate forces under the direction of General Robert E. Lee)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.406; min lat: 31.833 ; max long: -80.736; max lat: 32.896 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Melvin Stroble; Clark Richard; Jonathan Leader

Contributor(s): Patrick Morgan; Catherine Runyan; Emily Jateff; Allison Moore; Carol Poplin; Inna Burns

Field Director(s): Eric D. Sipes

Principal Investigator(s): Eric C. Poplin

Sponsor(s): South Carolina Pipeline Corporation

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


General Note: "Archaeological investigation of the portion of 38JA272 that lies within the construction limits of Phase I of SCPC’s 82 mile South System Loop Natural Gas Pipeline indicates that the proposed easement contains no archaeological deposits that contribute to the NRHP eligibility of the site. Following consultations with the SHPO, construction activities were allowed to proceed within the boundaries of 38JA272 under the supervision of an archaeological monitor. No cultural materials were observed during the construction of the pipeline across the site. To date, we have recovered no information concerning the Civil War use of 38JA272 and its relationship to the Battle of Honey Hill. There is little that this site can provide at present that can contribute to informing and educating the general public. However, it should be noted that despite the lack of information gained from this investigation, the undisturbed portions of site 38JA272, including the possible rifle trench, remain eligible for the NRHP."

Administration Note: It should be noted that the attached artifact catalog does not seem to be related to the findings or the report about the site.

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