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Plantations Without Pillars: Archaeology, Wealth, and Material Life at Bush Hill Volume 3 Appendices

Author(s): Melanie A. Cabak

Year: 2004

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"The following document is Volume 3 of the report of investigations conducted at Bush Hill plantation (site 38AK660). Bush Hill plantation is located near Upper Three Runs Creek in Aiken County, South Carolina on the Savannah River Site, a nuclear research facility operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Data recovery excavations were conducted at the site between 1996 and 1999 in response to the development of the Three Rivers Regional Landfill and Technology Center. Occupied between circa 1807 and 1920, the site, containing the archaeological remains of a planter’s dwelling and houselot, was owned by three generations of the George Bush family. The residents of Bush Hill plantation raised livestock and produced numerous subsistence crops as well as cotton. To date, Bush Hill is the only antebellum plantation on the Savannah River Site, or in the surrounding middle Savannah River valley, that has been the subject of data recovery excavations. Consequently, the archaeology conducted at the site is significant because it provides important information regarding the material conditions experienced by a 19th-century planter household in the region. This volume contains the artifact inventory as well as the data gathered from the population census, agricultural census and probate documents."

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Plantations Without Pillars: Archaeology, Wealth, and Material Life at Bush Hill Volume 3 Appendices. Melanie A. Cabak. Columbia, South Carolina: Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, SCIAA. 2004 ( tDAR id: 391335) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8VQ33XS



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min long: -82.297; min lat: 33.198 ; max long: -81.13; max lat: 33.872 ;

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Contact(s): Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, SCIAA ; South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina ; Jonathan Leader

Contributor(s): Melanie A. Cabak ; Dennis Ryan ; Bruce E. Rippeteau ; Jonathan Leader ; Mark Brooks ; Richard Brooks ; Tammy Forehand ; Sally Brown ; Farrah Brown ; Christine Crabtree ; Sam Smith ; George Wingard ; Shirley Hightower ; Dennis Hendrix

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