From River to Sea: A Comparative Analysis of Three Rice Plantation Landscapes on the Santee River in South Carolina

Author(s): Kendy Altizer

Year: 2018

Summary

A comparative analysis of three plantations along the Santee River, including The Marsh at its delta, Peachtree near mid-river, and Waterhorn in the back river, will be conducted to serve as a case study for understanding how domestic architecture, as well as designed rice culture landscapes, developed within the unique context of the Santee River system. Analyzing architectural and landscape details of these plantations, including the placement of outbuildings and housing for the enslaved in relationship to rice fields, will demonstrate how agricultural and environmental variation affected the built landscape along the Santee River. The material culture analyzed as part of this study will provide another line of evidence to understand plantation landscapes and will also contribute to a better understanding of the people who lived and worked on the subject plantations.

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From River to Sea: A Comparative Analysis of Three Rice Plantation Landscapes on the Santee River in South Carolina. Kendy Altizer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441442)

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Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Colonial

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): 559