Social Geography of Lowcountry Landscapes

Author(s): Lindsey Cochran

Year: 2016


The comparison of patterns of refuse disposal between populations has been a consistent theme in historical archaeology. The present study acknowledges the impact of the physical environment and social status in shaping how people created and used their built landscape. Triangulation of three kinds of data—spatial, archaeological, and historical—facilitates recognition of the differences or similarities between groups on Sapelo, Ossabaw, and St. Simon’s Islands in the Georgia Lowcountry. A series of artifact density maps, generated in R and GIS, are made for slave and planter groups within sites and are divided into three time periods: Early Georgia, Antebellum, and Late Antebellum. The goal of this paper is to identify the relationship between living quarters on the landscape and the material refuse at both planter and slave spaces to see how and why groups use space in different ways.

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Social Geography of Lowcountry Landscapes. Lindsey Cochran. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434281)


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

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PaperId(s): 402