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"Where Did That Come From?" Accessioning Methods utilized on the excavation of the CSS Georgia.

Author(s): Clinton P Brooks

Year: 2016

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Summary

Accessioning artifacts from the excavation of the CSS Georgia present unique circumstances in that the requirements placed by the methods of excavation combined with the sheer scale and size of material necessitate specialized strategies in place to quickly and efficiently. Due to the changing archaeological phases as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, necessitating a complete excavation of the site,  a progression from small artifact recovery to mechanized recovery a plan was put in place to adapt to the increased scale.  This material must be accurately recorded in a timely manner to ensure the proper conservation of the CSS Georgia and future studies of the associated materials. The methods focused on structuring teams of individuals in sorting of artifacts as well as proper recording to give an accurate picture of what was recovered from the site. 


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"Where Did That Come From?" Accessioning Methods utilized on the excavation of the CSS Georgia.. Clinton P Brooks. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434948)


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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): 856

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