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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.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Archaeology -- Georgia -- Ossabaw Island; Antiquities; Archaelology; Ossabaw Island (Ga.) -- Antiquities
Ossabaw Island (Ga.)
F292.C36 H66 2013
Honerkamp, Nicholas; Gilligan, Meredith; and Maxie, Taylor, "Gullah-Geechee landscapes on Ossabaw Island, Georgia" (2013). Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports. 3.