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You Say You Want a Revolution: Eighteenth Century Conflict Archaeology in the Savannah River Watershed of Georgia and South Carolina

Author(s): Daniel Elliott ; Rita F. Elliott

Year: 2016

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Summary

Revolution came with a vengeance to colonial Georgia and South Carolina by the late 1770s. This poster explores revolutionary events at Savannah, New Ebenezer, Brier Creek, Carr’s Fort, and Kettle Creek in Georgia, and Purysburg in South Carolina.  Since 2001 several entities have completed battlefield archaeology studies in the Savannah River watershed of Georgia and South Carolina. This includes investigations by the LAMAR Institute, Coastal Heritage Society, and Cypress Cultural Consultants. This work followed National Park Service methods developed by the American Battlefield Protection Program. Archaeologists delineated the battlefields and also located and documented British headquarter complexes at Savannah and New Ebenezer, and Continental Army headquarters complexes at New Ebenezer and Purysburg sites. These studies provide important baseline information and have helped develop a historical context for Revolutionary War studies in southeastern North America.


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You Say You Want a Revolution: Eighteenth Century Conflict Archaeology in the Savannah River Watershed of Georgia and South Carolina. Daniel Elliott, Rita F. Elliott. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434833)


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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): 10

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America