2015 Allendale Chert Quarry Survey: Methods and Preliminary Results


In 1984, Goodyear and Charles conducted a survey of an area adjacent to the Savannah River encompassing the Allendale Chert quarries, which includes the multi-component Topper Site (38AL23) in Allendale County, South Carolina. During the summer of 2015, Mississippi State University revisited a 102-acre area included in this survey. The survey revealed a near continuous scatter of lithic debitage throughout the project area, at varying depths across different geomorphological settings. Preliminary results of this survey suggest that stratified archaeological deposits that date from late Pleistocene to historic in age are likely present in many areas surrounding the Allendale Chert outcrops.

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2015 Allendale Chert Quarry Survey: Methods and Preliminary Results. Kelsey Meer, J. Ryan Young, D. Shane Miller, Albert C. Goodyear. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405338)

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