The Archaeology of Spring Island, South Carolina


Brockington and Associates, Inc., undertook archaeological excavations at Spring Island, Beaufort County South Carolina. The proposed residential development of the Spring Island Company would have resulted in impact to sites 38BU791 (Bonny Shore Slave Row) and 38BU2 (Thom’s Creek and Deptford shell middens). Mitigation of the potential adverse effects of this impact was achieved through data recovery.

Cite this Record

The Archaeology of Spring Island, South Carolina. ( tDAR id: 391050) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87M099Z

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.702; min lat: 32.253 ; max long: -80.458; max lat: 32.446 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher T. Espenshade

Landowner(s): Spring Island Plantation

Sponsor(s): Spring Island Plantation

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

Source Collections

Curation facility: Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-2 of 2)

  • Documents (2)


  1. Data Recovery Investigations of 38BU791, Bonny Shore Slave Row, Spring Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina (1994)
  2. What is a Shell Midden? Data Recovery Excavations of Thom's Creek and Deptford Shell Middens, 38BU2, Spring Island, South Carolina (1994)