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Abstract

Research at three antebellum plantations on Sapelo Island, Georgia indicates a wide variety in Geechee settlement forms, construction techniques and materials, and architectural artifacts associated with structures. Based on documentary and archaeological data, two contrasting forms of settlement patterning are described that correlate with distinct labor relations at individual plantations. Significant slave cabin construction changes over a 60 year period are presented that resulted from either coercion or choice. Finally, archaeological manifestations of slave cabin details (windows and tabby plaster) are described and related to status differences between planter and slave.

Department

Dept. of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1-1-2009

Subject

Archaeology--Georgia--McIntosh County; Antiquities; Archaeology; McIntosh County (Ga.)--Antiquities

Location

Sapelo Island (Ga.); McIntosh County (Ga.)

Document Type

reports

Extent

15 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

F292.M15 C76 2009

Rights

Under copyright.

Architecture, settlement structure, and labor relations at three antebellum plantations on Sapelo Island, Georgia

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