Great Dismal Swamp Land Study


The Great Dismal Swamp Landscape Study (GDSLS), which was formed in 2002, has been investigating the swamp by means of archaeological excavation. The project has been successful in exploring the enigmatic history of disenfranchised Native Americans, African Maroons, and others who sought refuge from the colonial world ca. 1660-1865.The project revolves around a predictive model of community structure that can be tested on various sites in the swamp. Current research focuses on the interior, or scission, mode of communitization at a maroon site. This poster will present an overview of the project, discuss community models, current research, and the potential for future archaeological research.

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Great Dismal Swamp Land Study. Jordan Riccio, Justin E. Uehlein, Becca Peixotto. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428559)

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Temporal Keywords
1600- 1865

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 319