Archaeological Testing at the Lighthouse Site, Sapelo Island, Georgia

Part of the Sapelo Island project

Author(s): Nicholas Honerkamp; Dickinson Tanya

Year: 2011


As part of the 2011 Weekend For Wildlife program sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), two days of archaeological testing were carried out at the Sapelo Island Lighthouse Site on Sapelo Island, in McIntosh County, Georgia. This project was a combined effort on the part of 12 Weekend for Wildlife volunteers and 11 archaeologists associated with DNR, the University of West Florida, the University of West Georgia, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The goal of the project was to positively identify the remains of the 1820 lighthouse keeper’s residence adjacent to the extant oil house and lighthouse. A two-meter section of a brick foundation was visible at the site, and it was believed to be associated with the keeper’s home. Investigating this foundation was the main focus of the Weekend For Wildlife archaeological research.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Testing at the Lighthouse Site, Sapelo Island, Georgia. Nicholas Honerkamp, Dickinson Tanya. 2011 ( tDAR id: 6430) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8P8493F

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1820 to 1906

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.313; min lat: 31.37 ; max long: -81.14; max lat: 31.519 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Rachel Black


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