Archaeological Data Recovery at Riverfront Village (38AK933): A Mississippian/Contact Period Occupation


"In 2004, Brockington and Associates, Inc. (Brockington) was asked by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to carry out Phase II Testing for the Georgia Avenue Extension Project (GAEP) in North Augusta. The GAEP was an undertaking that entailed design and construction of new roadway associated with the City of North Augusta’s planned riverfront revitalization. More than one year earlier, the city teamed with the Leyland Alliance (a private development partnership) to design and build a planned mixed residential and commercial community known as Hammond’s Ferry situated on the second terrace of the Savannah River. To carry out the planned revitalization, the city and private partnership sought federal funding to help clean up some hazardous waste areas, and to build or modify the primary roadways accessing the planned community. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided matching funds and defined the Area of Potential Effects (APE) for the undertaking (including both the hazardous waste cleanup area and the proposed GAEP roadway design and modifications), which would be subject to federal regulations. The GAEP undertaking was to be overseen and implemented by the SCDOT."

Cite this Record

Archaeological Data Recovery at Riverfront Village (38AK933): A Mississippian/Contact Period Occupation. Thomas Whitley, Jana Futch, Kandice D. Hollenbach, Jon Marcoux, Kim Wescott, Maggie Needham, Jessica Allgood, Alicia Sullivan. Atlanta, Charleston, Elizabethtown, Pensacola, Savannah: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2013 ( tDAR id: 391379) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8TT4S7D

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Investigation Types
Consultation Data Recovery / Excavation Site Evaluation / Testing Systematic Survey

Abrading Stone Aiken County Blue Painted Delft Blue Shell Edged Pearlware Brass Tinkler Cone Brown Slipped Redware Bullets Burial Burials Burned Glass Ceramic Disk Charcoal Check Stamp Pottery Coastal Plains Chert Copena Point Copper Fragment Cord Marked Pottery Corn Cobs Crystal Quartz Daub Eared Yadkin Points Faunal Remains Fire Cracked Rock Fired Clay Flotation Samples Greenstone Shatter Grog Tempered Pottery Gun Flints Hamilton Points Hammerstone Horseshoe Nail Iron Button Kaolin Pipe Stem Fragment Kirk Corner Notched Point Kirk Stemmed Point Madison Points Milky Quartz Mississippian Triangular Points Morrow Mountain Points Olive Green Container Glass Oyster Palisade Plain Body Ceramics Post Hole Quartzite Rectilinear Complicated Stamped Pottery Residual Sherds Rhyolite Ridge and Valley Chert Rimfire Cartridge Riverfront Village Site Round Glass Beads Sand Tempered Pottery Savannah River Savannah River Point Shell Square Nail Steatite Steatite Pipe Bowl Table Knife Tubular Glass Beads Undecorated Pearlware Westerwald stoneware Wire Yadkin Points Show More

Geographic Keywords
Aiken County

Temporal Keywords
Contact Period Historic Period Precontact Period Prehistoric Period

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.116; min lat: 33.33 ; max long: -81.322; max lat: 33.772 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina; Leyland Alliance; W. H. Reeves & Co., Inc.; Brockington and Associates, Inc.; Jonathan Leader; South Carolina Department of Transportation, Columbia, SC; Federal Highway Administration; Davis and Floyd, Inc.; The City of North Augusta; Hammond's Ferry Community

Contributor(s): Jana Futch; Joanna Rotchford; Andrew Scarr; Patrick Severts; Dennis Wardlaw; Wendy Weaver; Inna Burns; Meagan Brady; Justin Bradshaw; Justin Duncan; Jason Grey; Austin Hibbs; Lori Kishlar; David Lineberry; Jeff Sherard; Ambrose Hoilman; John Cason; Callie McLean; Dea Mozingo; John Blackwelder; Alicia Sullivan; Charles Cobb; Chester DePratter; Adam King; Sally Brockington; Kandace D. Hollenbach; Jon Marcoux; Kim Wescott; Maggie Needham; Jessica L. Allgood; Wayne Roberts; Chad Long; Chetna Dixon; Shawn Davis; Skip Grkovic; Turner Simkins; Howard Kaufman; Jennifer Bedell; Tamara Bruinink; Cannon Daughtrey; Jeremy Davis; Elizabeth Drolet; Beth Irvin; Kate Kruskamp; Gordon Martin; Heather Morgan; Trent Myers; John O'Donnell; Whitney Olvey; James Page; David Pittman

Lab Director(s): Deborah Casselberry

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas G. Whitley


General Note: "The Riverfront Village Data Recovery Project provides some unique insight into our understanding of Early Mississippian, and Contact Period settlement along the Middle Savannah River. Culminating after six long years of research, the project was initiated, directed, overseen, and completed, by a unique combination of private, municipal, state, federal, and tribal organizations and individuals. Our intention with this report was to provide an overview of our methods and results, place them into environmental and cultural contexts, and to provide complete and thoughtful interpretations of past human behavior and its archaeological remnants. We have not addressed every issue of concern (that could involve additional decades of research). But we have addressed many questions posed by similar research to the best of our ability. We have also attempted to present new approaches to old problems and issues, as well as developing new questions of our own."

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2529_Riverfront_Vol_1_PRINT.pdf 274.76mb Aug 20, 2013 9:58:18 AM Confidential
Redacted-2529_Riverfront_Vol_1_PRINT.pdf 226.28mb Aug 20, 2013 9:58:24 AM Public
2529_Riverfront-Vol-2-Appendices-A-B-and-D.pdf 14.98mb Aug 20, 2013 9:58:31 AM Confidential
Redacted-2529_Riverfront-Vol-2-Appendices-A-B-and-D.pdf 11.69mb Aug 20, 2013 9:58:31 AM Public

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Contact(s): Jonathan Leader

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