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The Archaeology of Belfair Plantation

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Belfair Plantation tract is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, that features prehistoric and historic sites. 38BU1419 is a historic eighteenth/nineteenth century plantation. It also has a small multi-component prehistoric occupation at the site. Artifacts recovered indicate continuous, though intermittent, use of the site from the Early Archaic Period through the Woodland Period. 38BU1302 is a prehistoric shell midden.

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The Archaeology of Belfair Plantation. ( tDAR id: 391043) ; doi:10.6067/XCV84J0GKJ


Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.89; min lat: 32.254 ; max long: -80.423; max lat: 32.555 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Bobby G. Southerlin ; Paul E. Brockington, Jr.

Landowner(s): Belfair Plantation, L.L.C.

Submitted To(s): South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Source Collections

Curation Facility: Coastal Discovery Museum of Hilton Head Island, Museum of Hilton Head Island.

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  • Documents (2)


  1. Data Recovery at the 38BU1302 Shell Midden, Belfair Plantation Tract, Beaufort County, South Carolina (1998)
  2. Data Recovery Excavations at 38BU1419: A Historic Site on Belfair Plantation, Beaufort County, South Carolina (1996)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America