Deptford Settlement in South Carolina

Author(s): Keith Stephenson; Karen Smith

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Deptford has been construed as a phase with a time-space-content connotation that incorporates aspects of pottery and adaptation. Recently, we examined regional settlement by considering Deptford phase site distributions and radiometric dates. In this study, we take our analysis a step further by constructing ceramic seriations for sub-regions in which Deptford pottery is well represented in the state. A number of contexts that we examined for this paper have purported mixed assemblages, for example, St. Catherine’s pottery with Deptford. Are these actually mixed or are they contemporary? By using ceramic seritation as prior information and powerful analytical tools available in OxCal, we attempt to address this important question.

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Deptford Settlement in South Carolina. Keith Stephenson, Karen Smith. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449829)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.735; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -73.389; max lat: 39.572 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 26065