Archaeological Salvage at Pockoy, a Late Archaic Period Shell Ring Site on the Botany Bay Heritage Preserve, Charleston County, South Carolina
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Coastal property owners and managers face a range of ever-growing threats, from frequent flooding to wholesale land loss, as the effects of anthropogenically induced climate change come home to roost. The problem is particularly acute for land managers of archaeological sites already at or near sea level. Pockoy (38CH2533), a late Archaic period shell ring site on the Botany Bay Heritage Preserve, Charleston County, South Carolina, is one such site. Land loss on the windward side of Pockoy Island is occurring at an astonishing rate of about 9m a year, causing direct and irreparable harm to Pockoy 1, one of the two rings that make up 38CH2533. The 60m diameter shell ring will be gone by 2025, if erosion rates hold. In this poster, we present our efforts to recover information about this significant site before it is lost forever.
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Archaeological Salvage at Pockoy, a Late Archaic Period Shell Ring Site on the Botany Bay Heritage Preserve, Charleston County, South Carolina. Karen Smith, Meg Gaillard, Sean Taylor. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450091)
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Abstract Id(s): 26239