Archaeological Investigations of Georgia Department of Transportation Project #RR-0001-01(001), The Augusta Railroad Demonstration Project, Richmond County, Georgia and Aiken County, South Carolina
Author(s): Wiliam R. Bowen
"This report describes the archaeological investigations of the Augusta Railroad Demonstration Project (GDOT Project #RR-0001-Ol(OOl)) in Richmond County, Georgia, and Aiken County, South Carol ina. Project, environmental, historical, and archaeological backgrounds are given and the archaeological research design, describing purpose and methodology, is set forth. Survey results are described and interpreted and National Register determination requests are made and mitigation discussed. The survey, which was conducted in both reconnaissance and intensive phases, led to the discovery and interpretation of thirty-six historic and prehistoric archaeological sites. Of these, eleven are recommended by the survey archaeologist as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and a district determination is sought which will include twenty-nine of the thirty-six sites. In addition, a two-phase mitigation plan is proposed which will call for controlled surface collecting and testing followed by extensive excavation on several of the sites."
Cite this Record
Archaeological Investigations of Georgia Department of Transportation Project #RR-0001-01(001), The Augusta Railroad Demonstration Project, Richmond County, Georgia and Aiken County, South Carolina. Wiliam R. Bowen. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Transportation. 1979 ( tDAR id: 391659) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V989B5
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Aiken County, SC • Albany Slip Stoneware • Alkaline Glazed Stoneware • Annular Ware • Antler Fragment • Biface • Bone Fragment • Brick Fragments • Brown Glass • Check-Stamped Ceramics • Coastal Plains Chert • Coastal Plains Chert Biface • Complicated Stamped Sherds • Creamware • Daub • Faunal Remains • Fiber Tempered Ceramics • Flakes • Gorget Fragment • Green Glass • Hematite • Iron Horseshoe Fragment • Iron Nails • Kaolin Pipe Fragments • Large Core Scraper • Limonite • Pearlware • Phyllite • Piece of Fired Clay • Porcelain • Prehistoric Ceramics • Quartz • Quartzite • Quartzite Hammerstone • Rhyolite • Richmond County, GA • Roofing Slate Fragment • Salt Glazed Stoneware • Savannah River Projectile Point • Schist • Shale • Steatite • Triangular Projectile Points • Utilized Flake • Whiteware Show More
min long: -82.24; min lat: 33.324 ; max long: -81.707; max lat: 33.615 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Principal Investigator(s): William R. Bower
Prepared By(s): Georgia Department of Transportation
General Note: "The purpose of this document is not to set out a step by step mitigation proposal for data recovery of endangered resources, but rather to present information which will serve as a basis for the preparation of such a document. Obviously it would be most desirable and in the best interest of the cultural resource for the contracting agency performing the mitigation to be involved in the formation of a mitigation proposal. This has been borne out in past situations. Therefore, only a general outline for mitigation will be proposed here and will deal only with those sites to be impacted, and for which additional information is necessary. This mitigation proposal will be set up in two separate phases. Phase I will consist of controlled surface collecting and testing of sites for which additional information is needed to determine significance and/or the need for extensive excavation. This phase is necessary since certain sites were unavailable for intensive survey due to presence of crops or lack of landowner right-of-entry permission. Phase II will consist of the extensive excavation of sites previously determined to be worthy of such treatment and sites determined to be eligible for such treatment as a result of Phase I investigations. This is set forth in Table 3."
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