Copperhead Hollow (38CT58): Middle Holocene Upland Conditions on the Piedmont-Coastal Plain Margin.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joel D. Gunn, Lecturer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Excavation during July and August 1992 at 38G758 east of Jefferson, South Carolina, revealed an active Middle Holocene sand dune with buried Morrow Mountain and Guilford components on the lee side. 77e site is located on the upland margin overlooking a tributary of the Lynches River. Although it is possible that the artifact stratigraphy represents lowering as described by Michie (1990), three lines of internal evidence suggest that the components are partially in place. The lines of evidence are artifact size analysis, distribution of components relative to sand dune topography, and coherence of features. 77w Middle Holocene climatic contest of the site is inferred from global scale climate variables which suggest that desiccated uplands are a reasonable hypothesis. A Guilford feature, a cluster of large fire-cracked rock, was found to contain small fragments of bone which dated t? 5,350f60 B.?. 77e site was covered which dated t? 5,350 ±60 B.?. 77e site was covered with longleaf pines during the subsequent 1,000 years. Site 38L15 southeast of Columbia appears to be a similar dune site with buried middle Holocene components.

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South Carolina Antiquities 24:1-17
Language: English
Date: 1992
North America, Prehistory, Amerindians, Native Americans, Archeological sites, South Carolina, Middle Holocene

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