Identifying Landscape Modifications at the South End Plantation (1849-1861), Ossabaw Island, Georgia

Author(s): Amanda D. Roberts Thompson

Year: 2018

Summary

The South End Plantation is located on the southern end on Ossabaw Island, Georgia. This tract of land had two separate plantations. The first dates to the late 1700s-early 1800s, but very little is known about plantation period activities during this time. In contrast, there are numerous documents that provide information about the later plantation occupation and the owner George Jones Kollock who operated a cotton plantation at the site from 1849-1861. During this time, the land was continually subject to landscape alterations for Kollock’s agricultural pursuits, which included clearing land and marsh for fields, roads, canals, causeways, and dams amongst other modifications. I examine LiDAR DEM (digital elevation model) to identify these specific landscape features. The goal of this analysis is to correlate the spatial arrangement of features in the LiDAR data and compare them with the available historic maps and documents to reconstruct a biography of landscape modification.

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Identifying Landscape Modifications at the South End Plantation (1849-1861), Ossabaw Island, Georgia. Amanda D. Roberts Thompson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441728)

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Keywords

Temporal Keywords
PLANTATION

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 222