Archaeological Survey of the RSR Corporation Facility Area Tract, Aiken County, South Carolina

Author(s): Michael. Trinkley; Natalie Adams

Year: 1993


"This study represents a preliminary historical and intensive archaeological survey of the 440 acre RSR Corporation tract near the town of Montmorenci in Aiken County. The primary purpose of this investigation is to identify and assess the archaeological remains present in the tract, although secondary goals are to examine the relationship between prehistoric and historic settlement patterns and water sources.

As a result of this work nine archaeological sites were identified, primarily through the use of systematic shovel testing in wooded areas and pedestrian surveys in agricultural fields. Of the identified archaeological sites, two contained prehistoric components and nine contained historic components. Site 38AK504 is a standing structure located off the survey tract approximately 1000 feet to the east. One site (38AK511) is recommended as potentially eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. This site represents a late nineteenth/early twentieth century tenant occupation containing a number of above ground features. They include a fieldstone chimney base, two foundation piers, and a well. The site is intact except for a small portion located adjacent to a gas pipeline right of way."

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Archaeological Survey of the RSR Corporation Facility Area Tract, Aiken County, South Carolina. Michael. Trinkley, Natalie Adams. Chicora Research Contribution ,101. Columbia, South Carolina: Chicora Foundation, Inc. 1993 ( tDAR id: 391620) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87H1KV9

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min long: -82.039; min lat: 33.386 ; max long: -81.575; max lat: 33.647 ;

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Chicora Research Contribution(s): 101


General Note: "The primary goals of this study were to identify and assess the significance of archaeological resources on the RSR Corporation facility tract. As a result of the archaeological survey, nine new archaeological sites were identified, and one standing architectural structure was also recorded. Of these eight of the archaeological sites are recommended as not eligible for inclusion on the National Register and the one standing structure is recommended as not eligible. Consequently, no further investigations are recommended for these sites. One archaeological site, 38AKSll, is recommended as potentially eligible for inclusion on the National Register. It should be emphasized that these are the professional recommendations of Chicora Foundation, based on our field investigations. The final determination of eligibility, however, will be made by the S. C. State Historic Preservation Office in consultation with the lead federal agency."

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