Recovery Methods of the CSS Georgia Data Recovery Project

Author(s): Jeffrey A. Pardee

Year: 2016


In 2015, the remains of the CSS Georgia, a Civil War ironclad-ram and a National Register of Historic Places listed site, were fully archaeologically documented and removed as a permitting requirement for the proposed construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Conducted and overseen by archaeologists with Panamerican Consultants, the data recovery project required the development and implementation of unique methodologies relative to both the working environment and artifact types. This presentation serves as an overview of the various recovery methods including Ordnance, Large Artifact, Casemate, and Mechanized Recoveries.

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Recovery Methods of the CSS Georgia Data Recovery Project. Jeffrey A. Pardee. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434944)


Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 385