South Carolina-BOEM Cooperative Agreement Preliminary Results

Author(s): James D. Spirek

Year: 2018


In 2014, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Office of Renewable Energy Program signed a Cooperative Agreement with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium to explore potential Wind Energy Areas (WEA) offshore in South Carolina’s portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Project objectives included conducting geophysical and archaeological survey of the seafloor 11-16 miles offshore North Myrtle Beach and Winyah Bay at future WEAs. The project deployed a suite of marine electronic instruments to characterize relic paleolandscapes and potential shipwrecks, sites, structures, and objects of archaeological and historical significance. Planned Year 2 activities included conducting refining and ground-truthing operations at potential archaeological sites detected during the survey. This paper provides a summary of fieldwork results from Year 2 of the grant, as well as projected outcomes and goals for future projects off South Carolina’s OCS.

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South Carolina-BOEM Cooperative Agreement Preliminary Results. James D. Spirek. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441619)

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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): 545