Archaeological Investigation of Proposed Borrow Pit

Author(s): Olga M. Caballero

Year: 1987


"The proposed pit is located in the southwestern quadrant of the intersection of S.C. Route 230 (Martintown Road) and S-309 (Bunting Road), within the boundaries of the city of North Augusta. The area consists of a sloping piney wood with a few small hardwood saplings and a moderately dense understory of vines and brambles. It measures approximately 400 by 400 feet (3.6 acres).

Cite this Record

Archaeological Investigation of Proposed Borrow Pit. Olga M. Caballero. Columbia, South Carolina: South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation. 1987 ( tDAR id: 391415) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85X2B6R

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Investigation Types
Systematic Survey

Aiken County Borrow Pit

Geographic Keywords
Aiken County

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.169; min lat: 33.347 ; max long: -81.263; max lat: 33.855 ;


General Note: "Perusal of the Lower Savannah Region historical survey indicated the presence of a historic structure, the J.S. Hammond Home (site #16) in the vicinity. This site was visited during the survey and it was discovered that the main structure had burned down since its inclusion in the published inventory. The remains of the J.S. Hammond house is located approximately 1200 feet south of the proposed borrow pit (see Figures 1 and 2). The pit area was most likely part of the original Hammond estate. Considering the eroded quality of the soil the substantial distance from the main habitation area of the Hammond estate, and the lack of any structural or archaeological evidence, no further investigations are recommended."

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