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All Inclusive: an Archaeological Investigation and Material Analysis of Tabby Remains at Middle Place Plantation (9CH158), Ossabaw Island, Chatham County, Georgia

Author(s): Leslie Johansen ; Rachel Black

Year: 2017

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Summary

This investigation includes field methods from terrestrial archaeology, buildings archaeology, and incorporates digital survey techniques and material analysis to better understand the development and history of Middle Place Plantation (9CH158).  We will survey tabby structures throughout the Georgia coastal region including industrial buildings, martial architecture, slave quarters, and structures of the elite to position Middle Place within the context of Ossabaw Island and the broader coastal region. Utilizing a multi-disciplined approach will aid in determining the source of construction materials for the tabby structures, allow for an exploration of social and spiritual associations with ‘place’ within slave settlements, and further elucidate hierarchies of status within the plantation landscape.  This poster contains preliminary findings, including results from a structural survey of all visible non-shell inclusions within standing tabby walls of four slave quarters located at Middle Place utilizing Petroglyph – an in-field survey application specifically designed for this research project.


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All Inclusive: an Archaeological Investigation and Material Analysis of Tabby Remains at Middle Place Plantation (9CH158), Ossabaw Island, Chatham County, Georgia. Leslie Johansen, Rachel Black. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435582)


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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): 564

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