Preliminary findings of a previously unknown historic site on St. Catherines Island, GA
Author(s): Thomas O (1,2) Blaber
This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Recent excavations on St. Catherines Island, GA have uncovered a previously unknown late 18th to early 19th century site. No historic maps or written accounts report any sites or structures in this area. There have been extremely limited excavations related to any sites dating to this time period on St. Catherines Island and this site may be able to bridge a sizable gap in our understanding of the island during this time. Site investigations include metal detecting, remote sensing, STP survey and unit excavation. While most artifacts indicate English material from late 18th to early 19th century, a single 1716 coin from Denmark and other, early material have raised some questions about the date and function of this site. In this paper, I will present the preliminary results and interpretations of the site and artifact analysis.
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Preliminary findings of a previously unknown historic site on St. Catherines Island, GA. Thomas O (1,2) Blaber. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457237)
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