Low Water Bankline Survey of the Rice Plantation Landscape

Author(s): Loren R Clark; Michael C. Murray

Year: 2016


As part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, the Savannah district will construct a number of mitigation features to compensate for adverse environmental impacts. Panamerican Consultants conducted both terrestrial and submerged investigations within the Savannah River estuary. A large component of the overall project was a low water bankline survey of Steamboat Slough, as well as Middle and Little Back Rivers, which recorded a total of 116 sites. Associated with the rice plantation landscape of the low country, the majority of the sites represent the modification of the marsh and riverine landscape for successful rice farming while several sites represent watercraft used in the day to day operations of the plantations.  

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Low Water Bankline Survey of the Rice Plantation Landscape. Loren R Clark, Michael C. Murray. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434945)


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): 386