Cultural Resources Survey of the Proposed Ordnance Railroad Modifications, Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina
Author(s): Keith Stephenson
Brockington and Associates, Inc., conducted a cultural resources survey of the proposed Ordnance Railroad Modifications within the Naval Weapons Station, Charleston (NWS) in Berkeley County, South Carolina 11-12 March 1998. Archaeological work entailed the pedestrian survey of approximately 4.6 km (3.0 miles) of proposed rail line and an associated 6.1 ha (15 acres) of railroad “yards." These investigations involved the excavation of shovel tests at 30 m (100 ft) intervals to provide systematic coverage of the project corridor.
The survey was designed to locate and to evaluate the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility of cultural resources that may exist in the area proposed for construction of the Ordnance Railroad Modifications. This work was conducted in compliance with Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and US Navy’s OPNAVINST 5090.1B, Chapter 23 (23-6.7), regarding the management of cultural resources on federal property. The project will be included as part of the Historic and Archaeological Resources Protection Plan for NWS (Pan American Consultants, Inc. 1997).
The survey resulted in the identification of one isolated find ( a burned historic ceramic sherd recovered from the ground surface). The isolate is recommended not eligible for the NRHP. No other cultural resources were identified. Ground disturbing activities for the proposed Ordnance Railroad Modifications will have no effect on any significant cultural resources. These activities should be allowed to proceed as planned.
Cite this Record
Cultural Resources Survey of the Proposed Ordnance Railroad Modifications, Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, Berkeley County, South Carolina. Keith Stephenson. 1998 ( tDAR id: 448173) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8448173
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Ordnance Railroad Modifications
min long: -79.998; min lat: 32.913 ; max long: -79.909; max lat: 32.967 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Joint Base Charleston
Field Director(s): Keith Stephenson
Principal Investigator(s): Eric C. Poplin
Submitted To(s): Turner, Collie, and Braden, Inc.
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