Archaeological Data Recovery at 38BK1792: A Look at the Wando Pottery Tradition on the Cainhoy Peninsula

Author(s): Ralph Bailey; Jeff Sherard

Year: 2021

Summary

Archaeologists from Brockington and Associates, Inc. (Brockington), conducted archaeological data recovery at Site 38BK1792 at the 4.9-acre Clements Ferry Road Townhomes tract in March 2020. The data recovery was conducted in compliance with

a permit stipulation attached to the Land Disturbance Permit issued by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) for the construction of townhomes and related infrastructure on the property. The site is notable for Wando pottery, specifically Wando pottery that lacks the limestone tempering agent that is one of its defining characteristics. The site also lacks shell middens, a common feature at other pre-contact sites on the Cainhoy Peninsula.

Site 38BK1792 appears to have been visited repeatedly during the transition between the Late Woodland and Early Mississippian periods possibly for the purpose of acquiring small chert cobbles that could be split and reduced to form expedient tools back at nearby settlements elsewhere on the Peninsula.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Data Recovery at 38BK1792: A Look at the Wando Pottery Tradition on the Cainhoy Peninsula. Ralph Bailey, Jeff Sherard. 2021 ( tDAR id: 459476) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8459476

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -79.931; min lat: 32.879 ; max long: -79.911; max lat: 32.906 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Landowner(s): Longbranch Development

Permitting Agency(s): South Carolina Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)

File Information

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38BK1792-Data-Recovery-Report.pdf 15.28mb May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021 8:36:54 AM Public