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Abstract

The North End Plantation on Ossabaw Island, Georgia (9CH1062) has been almost continually occupied since the 1760s. Although a large number of enslaved Africans (later Gullah-Geechee) resided there, the remains of three tabby duplexes are the only substantial evidence associated with them. This paper summarizes the results of two field seasons of landscape reconstruction that were aimed at identifying the locations of additional non-tabby cabins, historic plantation roadways, and adjacent yard areas associated with the cabins. In conjunction with historic aerial photographs, domestic and architectural artifacts recovered from an extensive systematic survey were used to generate artifact density contour maps that define the slave and Gullah-Geechee occupations at the site over time. The application of this approach at other coastal plantation sites is also considered.

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

1-1-2013

Subject

Archaeology--Georgia--Ossabaw Island; Antiquities; Archaelology; Ossabaw Island (Ga.)--Antiquities

Location

Ossabaw Island (Ga.)

Document Type

reports

Extent

15 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

F292.C36 H66 2013

Rights

Under copyright.

Gullah-Geechee landscapes on Ossabaw Island, Georgia

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